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# This is what your TV spends all day on, but you can save

Going to depends on what model you have. Not all televisions consume the same, logically. A TV from many years ago is not the same as another very current one that is much more efficient. In addition, factors such as the size of the screen or the brightness configuration that you have will also influence.

## How much does an always connected TV cost?

We are talking about a television that is on, playing any channel or video. We are not talking about Stand By, which is another topic that we will talk about later. A common television usually consumes from 80-90W to more than 400. However, the usual thing today is about 150Wh. The larger the screen, the more you will spend. We can take for our example that fictitious model that will consume 150Wh.

So, how much would it consume if it is on all day? If we are strict and talk about 24 hours with the TV on, it would consume about 3.6 kWh. To know the exact cost of money, we will have to know how much the kWh costs. This will depend a lot on the contracted rate, whether or not it has hourly discrimination, etc. But let’s say that the price is €0.20 for each kWh.

A television, with those data that we have shown, would cost all day on about €0.72. Therefore, it would not reach €1. Now, as we have mentioned, it is a specific model. Perhaps your television consumes more because it has a larger screen or is older. All of that will influence.

## Reduce TV consumption

Can you do something so that the television consumes less electricity? The truth is that yes. The first thing is end phantom consumption. It is the Stand By that we mentioned at the beginning of the article. When you turn off the TV, a red LED stays always on. That will consume energy, even if it is little. It is estimated that it can amount to over 10% of the total bill. Therefore, be careful with this.

You can also save electricity by using the television if you avoid having other devices connected. For example, having a game console, a video player or speakers can cause energy expenditure to increase a lot. Ideally, you should disconnect these devices and only plug them when you are going to use them.

In addition, there are other small changes that you can make, such as adjust brightness. The more brightness the TV has, the more consumption it will have. If, for example, you have the television on in the background, when you are cooking or doing something else at home, you can take the opportunity to set the brightness to a minimum and use less light. It is the same as when you have a low battery on your mobile and you lower the brightness to a minimum.

In short, as you can see, having the television on all day can cost about €0.72. It is an example that we have put with some finished data, so that could vary depending on the model you have. However, you can always take some steps to try to consume a little less.