09 April 2014

Keep Your PC Green, Energy Saving, & Saves Money

When it is time to turn PC in the night? Should you turn it off instead? Or just leave it running? Probably, put it in sleep mode? Does it really save money and energy resources?

iolo Labs has recently give fascinating study. To give you quite the most save money and eco-friendly tips, here are the two conclusions to their study:

1. When you put your PC to sleep at night instead of leaving it running, you save $2 per month.
2. When you put your PC to sleep at night instead of turning it off, you save at least 25 minutes per month, while spending only an extra five cents monthly.
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As the Earth Day approaching, we users tend to look more ways in conserving energy resources to help earth: environment and saves money. In a study Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN), Americans alone:
  • Generate more than five billion pounds of computer waste. (EPA)
  • Dump 82 percent of computers in landfills instead of recycling them; in 2007 alone, more than 40 million computers were dumped. (EPA)
  • On average, discard their PC after only 30 months of use. (WSPPN)
Probably the effective 3Rs campaign should increase more abilities to conserve energy.
  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recycle
Keeping your PC Green

Reducing energy as possible does not only help our environment but also with our monthly bills. Iolo Labs has few steps to keep PC green and energy-efficient; which protect Earth's environment and save money.

1. Turn off your monitor instead. No Sleep Feature

Monitors quite use lot of electricity. Sleep mode still uses energy so the best way to conserve is to turn it off instead.

2. Turn off your screensaver
Screensavers were originally designed to protect older monochromatic monitors, a type of monitor that’s rarely seen anymore. Newer monitors, such as those that use LCD or LED technology, don’t need screensavers at all.
Turn off the screensaver.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), turning off the screensaver can save you from $25 to $75 a year on energy costs. This may not seem like a lot, but think of it a different way: it’s like getting a $50 check for your birthday every year just by turning off something you don’t need—your screensaver.
3. Tuned up your PC

 Clean your PC hardware. Maintenance also the software by using third party software.

You can use System Mechanic to enhance PC's performance and stability.

4. Recycle OLD PC
5. Go Buy Green featured models

Sources: Eco-friendly Tips for Your Computer

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