We all know that a running computer uses more energy than one that is turned off. While turning off your computer each night may save electricity, it will actually shorten the life of your computer.
The reason why most electronics wear is is because the internal metal connections eventually wear down and break. The repeated heating and cooling of metal makes it brittle. That brittleness is what makes electronics wear down over time.
All it takes is one small joint to wear down, and electric signals stop flowing that that particular circuit. That circuit could be the keyboard, the CD drive or the processor.
When you leave your computer running, it never cools down, and it will take longer for the internal circuitry become brittle.
There is another way you can save money on energy. If you live in Ohio, you can take advantage of Ohio’s electricity deregulation and switch generation providers.
You will not see any discount on your delivery charges, but you could save up to 30% on the generation charges.
Q) Is this for everyone?
Probably not. Make sure you read the fine print and know what you are getting into.
Q) Is the savings real?
A client of ours is saving over $3000 a month since they switched. (They use a lot of energy)
Seeing their electric savings convinced me to switch, and we should save about $300 a month the next billing cycle.