Your Computer’s Energy Use
<ul><li>If you are not going to be using your desktop computer for a while and don't want to shut it down, simply turn off...
<ul><li>There is a common misconception that screen savers reduce energy use by monitors; they do not.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Automatic switching to sleep mode or manually turning monitors off is always the better energy-saving strategy. </...
<ul><li>Desktop computers and monitors save energy only when the power management features are activated. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Laptops use much less energy than desktop computers.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>To maximize savings with a laptop, put the AC adapter on a power strip that can be turned off (or will turn off au...
<ul><li>The transformer in the AC adapter draws power continuously, even when the laptop is not plugged into the adapter. ...
<ul><li>So what are the most efficient ways to save energy when it comes to your computer? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Set the Power settings on your computer to automatically go into Sleep/Standby mode  after 15 minutes or so of ina...
<ul><li>If you use a desktop, use an LCD monitor.  They use lots less energy than CRT's.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Turn your computer off when you're done for the day.   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Use a laptop computer.  They use lots less energy than desktops.  </li></ul>
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    1. 1. Your Computer’s Energy Use
    2. 2. <ul><li>If you are not going to be using your desktop computer for a while and don't want to shut it down, simply turn off your monitor. </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>There is a common misconception that screen savers reduce energy use by monitors; they do not. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Automatic switching to sleep mode or manually turning monitors off is always the better energy-saving strategy. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Desktop computers and monitors save energy only when the power management features are activated. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Laptops use much less energy than desktop computers. </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>To maximize savings with a laptop, put the AC adapter on a power strip that can be turned off (or will turn off automatically) </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>The transformer in the AC adapter draws power continuously, even when the laptop is not plugged into the adapter. </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>So what are the most efficient ways to save energy when it comes to your computer? </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Set the Power settings on your computer to automatically go into Sleep/Standby mode after 15 minutes or so of inactivity. If you do nothing else, do this. </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>If you use a desktop, use an LCD monitor. They use lots less energy than CRT's. </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Turn your computer off when you're done for the day. </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Use a laptop computer. They use lots less energy than desktops. </li></ul>

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