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T is for Turn Off Computers at Night

T is for Turn Off Computers at Night

By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per day. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or 14 dollars per year.  It can naturally help cool your home too.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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6:53AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

even machines need rest.

6:44AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

I always turn the computer off before going to bed.

4:44AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

I always turn my laptop off before I go to bed.

4:22AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Good advice - turn off everything that has a light to show it is on and all appliances should be turned off at the wall. Save every skerrick of power you can - better in your pocket thatn the electricity company.

3:49AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Thanks for article

3:13AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

It's for the sake of our life and future

8:03AM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

I used to, but I've allowed distributed computing to a research lab which I think is more important.

2:37AM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

Thanks for the article.

3:48PM PDT on Aug 10, 2010

I turn all off at nite and day. Im very careful with everything for money costs and the environment.

1:12PM PDT on Jul 13, 2010


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