I had missed writing my easy energy saving tips, so thought I’d share a good one today.  It’s so easy, and has potentially big savings, so I think you’ll like it:

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#14  Turn the brightness down, on your TV.

Apparently, the average household can save as much £8 a month – £96 a year –  just by turning the brightness down on their TV.

When TV sets are packaged for sale or display, they are set at much higher levels of brightness and contrast than really necessary, according to the website HDTVTest (via The Guardian).  Manufacturers do this bit of trickery so the screens look all bright and jazzy in illuminated shop displays,  but actually the settings are too bright for most living rooms.

Increased brightness and contrast means increased power consumption – just by adjusting the brightness and contrast downwards you’ll probably get a better picture in your home, and save yourself a nice little sum of money, as well as saving a great deal of energy.

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