Almost all flat-screen TVs are energy hogs. To save energy, take a look at the picture setting of your television. Manufacturers typically pre-set new TVs to the brightest setting, which can actually be too bright for a home-viewing environment. When you get your new TV set up in your home and ready to view, go into the settings and change the brightness to normal or standard mode. This little switch can actually reduce your TV's energy usage by as much as 20%, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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