publication . Article . 1999

Energy Use of Televisions and Videocassette Recorders in the U.S.

Rosen, Karen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 1999
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
This study was undertaken to estimate current energy use of residential televisions (TVs) and videocassette recorders (VCRs) in the United States. Ownership and usage statistics were taken from media research, while average power values were derived from power measurements of nearly 500 units. Results indicate that TVs and VCRs comprise 3.6% of U.S. residential electricity consumption. In homes with at least one TV, the average annual household TV energy consumption is 310 kWh, 23% of which is consumed while the sets are off. In homes with at least one VCR, the average annual household VCR energy consumption is 100 kWh, over 50% of which is consumed while the un...
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