Consumer Electronics Energy Calculator

Electronics power our lives, and with a few simple steps you can learn which devices use more energy than others and how you can conserve even more energy in your home. Find out with this quick and easy Consumer Electronics Energy Calculator! Drag the icons on the left into the house on the right. When you're done, click "Calculate" to see your score!

Computing and Wireless

  • icon_computerspeaker-without-subwofer Computer Speaker - No Subwofer 8 3 4 no computerspeaker-without-subwofer computerspeaker-without-subwofer If every home office product purchased in the United States this year met ENERGY STAR requirements, we would save more than $100 million in annual energy costs, prevent 1.4 billion pounds of greenhouse gases (equivalent to emissions from 125,000 cars) and save more than 900 million kWh of electricity. (Source: EPA) computing-wireless
  • icon_computerspeaker-with-subwofer Computer Speaker - With Subwofer 44 1.2 4 no computerspeaker-with-subwofer computerspeaker-with-subwofer If every home office product purchased in the United States this year met ENERGY STAR requirements, we would save more than $100 million in annual energy costs, prevent 1.4 billion pounds of greenhouse gases (equivalent to emissions from 125,000 cars) and save more than 900 million kWh of electricity. (Source: EPA) computing-wireless
  • icon_desktopcomputer Desktop Computer - Tower 87 6.2 4 no desktopcomputer-tower desktopcomputer-tower If every home office product purchased in the United States this year met ENERGY STAR requirements, we would save more than $100 million in annual energy costs, prevent 1.4 billion pounds of greenhouse gases (equivalent to emissions from 125,000 cars) and save more than 900 million kWh of electricity. (Source: EPA) computing-wireless
  • icon_desktopcomputer Desktop Computer - All-In-One 89 5.7 4 no desktopcomputer-all-in-one desktopcomputer-all-in-one If every home office product purchased in the United States this year met ENERGY STAR requirements, we would save more than $100 million in annual energy costs, prevent 1.4 billion pounds of greenhouse gases (equivalent to emissions from 125,000 cars) and save more than 900 million kWh of electricity. (Source: EPA) computing-wireless
  • icon_modem-cable-modem Modem - Cable Modem 6.7 0.1 0.1 no modem-cable-modem modem-cable-modem EPA is currently developing a new product specification for small network equipment. computing-wireless
  • icon_modem-fiber-optic-terminal Modem - Fiber Optic Terminal 6.7 0.1 0.1 no modem-fiber-optic-terminal modem-fiber-optic-terminal EPA is currently developing a new product specification for small network equipment. computing-wireless
  • icon_modemwithrouter-cable Modem With Router - Cable 8 0.1 1.5 no modem-fiber-optic-terminal modemwithrouter-cable EPA is currently developing a new product specification for small network equipment. computing-wireless
  • icon_router Router 7.5 1.7 1.8 no router router EPA is currently developing a new product specification for small network equipment. computing-wireless

Entertainment

  • icon_avreceiver AV Receiver - Surround Sound 52 1 2 no avreceiveravreceiver Did you know that the EPA's ENERGY STAR Audio/Video specification covers AV receivers? entertainment
  • icon_blurayplayer Blu-ray Player 30 0.5 na no blurayplayerblurayplayer Home electronics that have earned the ENERGY STAR label deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. (Source: EPA) entertainment
  • icon_cablesettopbox-cable Cable Set-Top Box - Cable 25.8 18.9 22.9 no cablesettopbox-cable cablesettopbox-cable If all set-top boxes in the U.S. met ENERGY STAR requirements, consumer energy cost savings would be nearly $1.8 billion each year, and would elimnate greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from more than 2 million vehicles. (Source: EPA) entertainment
  • icon_cablesettopbox-satellite Cable Set-Top Box - Satellite 18.8 18.9 18 no cablesettopbox-satellite cablesettopbox-satellite If all set-top boxes in the U.S. met ENERGY STAR requirements, consumer energy cost savings would be nearly $1.8 billion each year, and would elimnate greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from more than 2 million vehicles. (Source: EPA) entertainment
  • icon_cablesettopbox-telco Cable Set-Top Box - Telco 17.3 18.9 13.4 no cablesettopbox-telco cablesettopbox-telco If all set-top boxes in the U.S. met ENERGY STAR requirements, consumer energy cost savings would be nearly $1.8 billion each year, and would elimnate greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from more than 2 million vehicles. (Source: EPA) entertainment
  • icon_dvdplayer DVD Player 10 0 na no dvdplayer dvdplayerCompared to conventional models, ENERGY STAR-qualified DVD products are up to 60 percent more efficient and use as little as one quarter as much energy while off. (Source: EPA) entertainment
  • icon_hometheatersystem Home Theater System 37 1.3 33 no hometheatersystemhometheatersystem If each TV, DVD, and home theater system purchased in the U.S. this year earned the ENERGY STAR label, we would prevent more than15 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year. (Source: EPA) entertainment
  • icon_mp3playerdockingsystem MP3 Player Docking System 5 1.3 na no mp3playerdockingsystem mp3playerdockingsystemDid you know that the EPA's ENERGY STAR Audio/Video specification covers docking stations? entertainment
  • icon_shelfstereosystem Shelf Stereo System 30 4 na no shelfstereosystem shelfstereosystem Did you know that the EPA's ENERGY STAR Audio/Video specification covers docking stations? entertainment

Home Office

  • icon_copymachine-standalone Copy Machine (Stand-alone) 9.6 1.5 1.5 no copymachine-standalonecopymachine-standalone ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment includes copiers and fax machines; digital duplicators; printers, scanners and all-in-one devices; and mailing machines. home-office
  • icon_printer-multifunction Printer - Multifunction 28 2.5 2.4 no printer-multifunction printer-multifunction If all U.S. homes replaced their stock of imaging equipment with new units meeting current ENERGY STAR requirements, Americans would save nearly $300 million annually, with an energy savings equivalent to lighting 1.4 million U.S. homes for one year. (Source: EPA) home-office

Telecommunication

  • icon_cellphone Cellphone 4 2.2 na yes cellphonecellphone The total annual cost of charging a mobile phone is only about 25 cents. (Source: CEA) telecommunication
  • icon_cordlesshomephone Cordless Home Phone 1.9 1 0.5 no cordlesshomephonecordlesshomephone The U.S. EPA recommends recycling old rechargeable batteries, which are commonly found in cordless phones. telecommunication
 

Here's where the majority of your energy usage from electronics is coming from:

 

Your Score

72
Cost per Month $5.38
Cost per Year $63.47

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What your score means

Your score compares your household energy consumption of consumer electronics to that of the average American household. If your score is less than 100%, then your energy use is less than the average household. If your score is over 100%, your energy use is more than the average household.

Save money by reducing your energy usage. Check out some useful tips below!

  • Tube TV: Did you know updating your old tube TV can cut your energy usage by up to 65 percent? Typically the most energy efficient TVs have LCD screens, and a smaller screen size is always more efficient.
  • Computers: Using an ENERGY STAR-labeled computer can save 30-65 percent less energy than computers without this designation, depending upon amount of use.
  • Battery Chargers: Unplug battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use.