Infographic: What is plug load and how does it increase your energy bill?

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The expanding use of technology in our lives, and particularly in business, is making it much more efficient to accomplish daily tasks. But one thing that is not being made more efficient is our energy usage with these devices. Between phones, tablets, computers, monitors and printers, plug load is starting to have a substantial effect on our energy consumption, estimated at $41 billion in expenses.

This infographic illustrates just how much energy is being attributed to plug load, and it is clear the problem will only get worse if we don’t begin to take action and reduce our energy consumption.

Plug load infographic

  • Ian Andrew

    As the Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greener Ideal, Ian has been a driving force in environmental journalism and sustainable lifestyle advocacy since 2008. With over a decade of dedicated involvement in environmental matters, Ian has established himself as a respected expert in the field. Under his leadership, Greener Ideal has consistently delivered independent news and insightful content that empowers readers to engage with and understand pressing environmental issues.

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