How Do the Top TV Brands Rank on Energy Efficiency?
Before jumping at the next sale on flat screen TVs, you should be aware that television energy costs range from $25 to as high as $2,402 over the lifetime of the product. Yes, you read that right. You may find, based on energy costs, it is cheaper to buy a state of the art new TV than keep your old one. Just as MPG (MilesPer Gallon) measures the fuel efficiency of cars, the Enervee™ Score ranks the energy efficiency of electronics and appliances by making it super easy to choose the best product with the highest score to save you money.
This report answers the following questions:
How much does an energy efficient TV save?
Choosing the most energy efficient 46" TV can easily save $365 over 5 years.
What is the most energy efficient TV display?
LED TVs on average use over 20% less energy then LCD or Plasma TVs.
Does size really make a difference on energy cost?
The screen size of a flat screen TV is a critical factor for energy consumption. The difference in energy cost between a small and a large screen can be hundreds of dollars over a few years.
Which brands have the most energy efficient Televisions?
Sharp and Samsung are the clear energy efficiency leaders receiving the "Platinum" award based on having the highest average Enervee Score of 80 across their televisions. The "Gold" award was given to Panasonic with an Enervee Score of 74.
What type of TV user are you?
Depending on which TV you choose and how much you use it your electricity cost can range from $23 to over $2,402 over 5 years.
Does where you live affect your TV’s energy costs?
Electricity rates vary greatly by provider and community. They can be as low as one third or as high as three times the national average.
How much can you save by choosing a TV with higher Enervee™ Score?
On a 55" TV you can save almost $500 over 5 years.
Prepared by Enervee - www.enervee.com
Our mission is simple - to make it easier for you to find the products that save energy, save you money and help our planet. At Enervee™ we believe that great products have great energy and cost efficiency.