- January 3, 2006 at 7:10 pm #235062LissKeymaster
Yes and No. He is very much correct that if a lamp doesn’t have a light or a
clock on it that it doesn’t take any electricity. BUT, a TV which you turn off
and on via remote is litterally always ON! It is just waiting for the command
from your remote to start showing the signal it receives on the screen. So even
if you use the remote to turn your TV of it is still drawing power. If you want
to see a difference in the electric bill, unplug your TV when you aren’t using
I agree that he is also very correct about the VCR, DVD player, Microwave, etc.
If it has a clock or ANY kind of light then it is using power all the time. And
if you unplug these items when you aren’t using them then you will save money.
I know that they use “not much” but a little here and a little there adds up.
Remember, “penny wise, pound foolish” and “a penny saved is a penny earned”?
It’s true, if we watch these little bits then the savings will add up. And it
adds up to a lot over a year.
The article I posted about earlier…. I found what issue it is in. It was in
Backwoods Home Magazine Issue 78, I am in the process of trying to get
permission to put it here.
Date: Sat Feb 1, 2003 3:26 pm
Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Electric bill
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