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Geek Tip: The Cost Of Leaving Your Computer On


Ever guesstimate how much it costs to leave your computer on 24/7?

According to coding horror.com, it cost the average household 14.28 cents per kilowatt-hour when their computer is left on. Keep in mind that this figure has been determined by the power rate in that given area (this example being in California) as well as what the power draw in watts is (by using a special device to measure this). At 14.28 cents per kilowatt-hour, this would mean that it will cost a total of $200 per year or $16.68 per month. This can be quite the money grabber and not to mention energy sucker!

For tips as to how to reduce the power drawn from your PC if it is always left on click reducing power from PC.

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