Don’t Buy That Holiday TV Without Energy Star

by Tim Fulton on November 4, 2008

Starting with the 1st of November, the EPA started putting new Energy Star labels on TVs. This should not only help people compare the energy consumption of various TVs, but comes just in time for the venerable holiday TV-buying season.

Here’s what the EPA says about the new ratings:

Televisions that meet the new Energy Star specification will be up to 30 percent more energy efficient than conventional models. If all televisions sold in the United States met the new Energy Star requirements, the savings in energy costs would grow to be about $1 billion annually and greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by the equivalent of about 1 million cars.

So, next time you’re in the TV aisle, give the new ratings a look. Hopefully consumers will begin to see just how much energy our TVs are sucking down.

Source: EPA

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