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New Issue of Consumer Reports to Offer Energy Saving Tips

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by Matt Smith last modified Sep 14, 2011

Saving energy is on top of a lot of Americans’ minds these days, both in terms of saving money and helping the environment, so it is not surprising that Consumer Reports is trying to meet that need with its October issue. The new issue will feature a myriad of energy saving tips, as well as... Read More...




 

 

Saving energy is on top of a lot of Americans’ minds these days, both in terms of saving money and helping the environment, so it is not surprising that Consumer Reports is trying to meet that need with its October issue. The new issue will feature a myriad of energy saving tips, as well as advice on which energy-efficient appliances actually work and which don’t, and an update on some alternative energy sources.

“You don’t have to sacrifice performance, comfort, or convenience to save energy and money, providing you know what to look for,” said Celia Kuperszmid-Lehrman, deputy home editor at Consumer Reports, in a press release. “Our tests have found many models of efficiency among a variety of appliances, but shoppers should beware that there are also products whose energy-saving claims are mostly hype.”

Consumer Reports identifies the powering of electronic devices as one of the biggest parts of your electric bill, with about 30 cents of every dollar spent on electricity coming from electronics and appliances. With this in mind, they suggest a few electronics that consume less energy, including whole-house DVRs that can replace the need to have one at each TV, and replacing older model, energy-guzzling plasma TVs that can cost over $200 a year to run with newer models that cost $70 or less to operate. The report specifically mentions the 55-inch LCD Samsung UN55D65000, which costs $1,900 and has a total energy cost of $29 per year.



 

 

 
 
 

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