In today’s electronic age, home-office equipment eats up a sizable amount of energy. Outsmart the energy-consuming habits of your high-tech hardware with these strategies.
Buy ENERGY STAR® qualified electronics with a "sleep" setting or other low-power option.
VTech 5.8GHz Cordless Phone System
Available at Best Buy
Use a laptop instead of a desktop computer, which consumes about 10 times as much energy.
Select an ink-jet printer. This type uses less energy than its laser counterparts.
HP Officejet 6310 Color Flatbed All-In-One
Available at Office Depot
Power down or turn off computers, fax machines, copiers, and other appliances when you’re not planning on using them. This step alone makes the biggest difference in cutting back on home-office energy consumption.
By Lisa Frederick, Courtesy of Alabama Power