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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Energy saving through a PC

Save energy? Want to hell, but it was hard, do not you use the computer must be plugged into electricity. If the flame of the night because the computer is also used to download software and video clips. BlackBerry batteries it also should be recharged every day via electricity. So lamented a friend.
Is it true that computer users can not save energy? If so, consider 20 tips yangdisajikan by a global leader in critical power and cooling services integrated APC by Schneider Electric Earth Day celebration to welcome the 22 April next.
1. Turn off computers at night (use only for 8 hours) to conserve energy use up to 810kWh per year and 67% usage.
2. Connect the computer to a surge protector with a master control outlet. This is to automatically be known when the computer is not used so that the electrical connections to the computer and its equipment can be disconnected.
3. Buy a flat sail monitor that is more energy efficient and also did not make the eyes work harder as the monitor tube (CRT).
4. Buy a computer equipped with Energy Star. For the record, laptops use less energy than desktops.
5. Plan the use of computers so that all activities can be completed in one time, and turn off the computer when no longer used.
6. Consider a smaller monitor. Monitor 14 "use 40% less energy than the monitor 17".
7. Turn on standby mode / sleep and energy usage settings.
8. Forget screensaver. The screensaver does not save energy unless you use a monochrome monitor.
9. See re-draft the document and e-mail on the screen, not print it.
10. Turn off the monitor when not in use. Do not switch the screensaver.
11. Consider an inkjet printer. Although slower than laser printers, inkjet uses less energy 80% - 90%.
12. Buy products made from plant-based inks or non-oil, because the product is made from recycled sources, require less use of hazardous materials and reproduce colors more bright and clear.
13. Turn off the printer and all other auxiliary devices when not in use.
14. Do not let the computer stays on at night or on weekends.
15. Pick a dark color as the background screen, because the bright color display uses more energy.
16. Reduce the room lighting levels at work using a computer.
17. Use network and share printers whenever possible.
18. Print with recycled paper. Use a paper that does not use chlorine by 50% - 100% post-consumer waste.
19. Print on both sides of the paper.
20. Use e-mail as an alternative memos and faxes.

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