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How to save energy with electronics

While electronics continue to become more energy efficient, we’re also using more of them, more often. Learn how to optimize your browsing, streaming and gaming to save.

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Recycle old electronics and save

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Save by unplugging unused devices, or upgrading to something more efficient, and recycling old electronics. Search for a Return-It electronics drop-off location near you.

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Stream big and save with an ENERGY STAR® TV

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ENERGY STAR® rated TVs use up to 25% less electricity than non-ENERGY STAR TVs. If you're replacing a large, old plasma screen with a modern ENERGY STAR® LED TV, those savings could be far greater.

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Save up to 25% by turning off your photocopier

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Photocopiers and other office machines can idle as much as 90% of the day. Activate your energy efficiency settings and power down photocopiers during off-hours to save up to 25%.

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Whatever you’re watching, upgrade to ENERGY STAR® certified devices to optimize your screen time, and keep an eye on your usage.


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True or False

Game consoles require up to 40% more power than other streaming devices.

It's true - consider a tablet, Smart TV or laptop instead of a game console.

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Which of these uses the most energy over 6 hours?

Your TV uses more electricity than a laptop, so turn it off when you're not watching!

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Predict the future of your next bill

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Log in to MyHydro to review your current billing period and forecast your electricity costs. You can see your consumption (as of the previous day) by month, week, day or even hour, and see the forecasted electricity costs based on your usage to date.