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Hi asked in Consumer ElectronicsTVs · 1 decade ago

tv and electricity bill?

does it matter whether tv is running for the electricty bill going up as suppose it was turned off??

so if we have the tv on does it run up the electricity bill?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, a TV uses a fair amount of electricity although it varies a lot depending on the technology and the size. Size I don't have any info on your TV, I'll just give you are general idea that they use around 200 watts of energy when on.

    Electric rates vary a lot around the world but are generally in the 8 to 10 cent per kilowatt hour range. So a TV which uses 200 watts would use 1 kilowatt in 5 hours which would cost 8 to 10 cents.

  • 1 decade ago

    The TV draws electricity even when it's not on.To really save electricity you'd have to unplug it when not watching it.A 32" set uses about 170 watts per hour.If possible put your stereo, TV, Surround sound all on the same power strip and turn them off at bedtime.Same go's for your monitor. If your not at your computer turn the monitor and speakers off.

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