A lot of people these days are concerned about charging electronics and are worried specifically about whether frequently restoring power to the device bumps up the bill. Are you one of these people, wondering how much of an impact a daily charge will have on your meter readings? Read more to discover the truth about the “secret costs” of your phone, tablet, and computer.
What Is the Cost of Charging Electronics?
“According to Forbes, charging an iPad every day for a year will require 12kWh of electricity per year, which will cost you a whopping $1.50.” Feel better now? Yes, the truth is that your devices don’t have nearly as much of an impact as most would think either on your power consumption or energy bill. Computers are reported to use the most energy, followed by tablets, and then down to phones, but all of these minor electronics are basically innocent of sapping outlet power.
As time goes on, developers will release technologies whose batteries extend for longer than ever before, which will make it so you have to plug that smart phone in even less frequently. Really, though, the changes in power consumption need to be made to the big appliances, particularly the ones that provide heating/cooling or water (which are the largest costs within most homes). These are the real players in the high bills game and the focus should absolutely be on how energy efficient (or not) they are.
At the risk of sounding unnecessarily dramatic… maybe the biggest source of energy that’s being drained by all these devices is our own? For more information on how charging electronics and other appliances uses electricity, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric.
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