Your desktop computer can be a serious energy hog. One way to save around $25 to $75 annually on energy costs (according to the Environmental Protection Agency) is to simply activate the power management function on your desktop. This function automatically puts your computer to sleep when it’s not in use. The EPA recommends setting your computer to go into sleep mode after five to 20 minutes of inactivity. This small step can reap huge energy savings. GE implemented power management mode for its computers and saved $2.5 million annually on energy usage alone.
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