Fact or Fiction - Sleep Mode vs. Shutting Down

The energy saving tip examined in this episode is one many people have asked us about here at Fact or Fiction from SaveOnEnergy.com®. Today, we'll explore whether or not shutting down your computer saves more money than your computer's sleep mode. Many people believe that both are just as effective at preventing your computer from using energy when you're not using it. So what's the verdict? Press play to find out!

Hi and welcome to SaveOnEnergy.com's Fact or Fiction. Today we're going to take a look at whether or not you save money by shutting down your computer at night. Some people argue that shutting down your computer save energy, while others believe that sleep mode performs just as well.

So, can you save money by shutting down your computer?

It is a fact that shutting down your computer when you're not using it will save you money. In sleep mode a computer still uses anywhere from one to six watts. Leaving your computer in sleep mode for about 20 hours a day will cost your roughly $5.50 a year. Sure it's not a lot of money, but shutting down your computer will increase your savings.

So there you have it. Join us next time on Fact or Fiction to find out whether you should keep your batteries in the freezer or just leave them in your junk drawer.

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