- How much electricity does a computer monitor use? -

Nowadays the PC monitors are rather efficient so the electricity usage of a computer monitor it is quite low.

Still, in case of doubt, it is advisable to check the electricity usage of our computer monitors and find out the electricity cost of using them over a period of time.

PC monitor electricity usage

All the computer monitors should have a label describing at the very least the energy consumption. Some monitors will also be labelled with information about the stand-by power consumption.

If you are considering to purchase a new monitor for your PC, better have a look to the specifications. The computer monitor specifications must clearly describe the power consumption.

For example, according to the energy label from our computer monitor, it uses 0,21 Watts (W) per our while in stand by. 

Because we pay to our electricity provider 0,217 euro per every Kilowatt hour (kWh) we consume, assuming that our computer monitor is 16 hours a day in stand by mode, we would be paying 0,27 euro per year on electricity cost.

Likewise, the computer monitor specifications state that it consumes 24,9 Watts (W) per hour and doing the same calculations we can estimate that we will be paying 12 euro per year on electricity cost.

Electricity usage and cost calculator

The calculator below can be used to calculate the energy consumption and cost of computer monitor over time. It can also be used to calculate the stand-by energy consumption and cost. 

You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.

 

For example, if your computer monitor:

  • It has power rating of 25 Watts
  • It is in use 8 hours per day and 320 days per year
  • You are paying 0,2 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or …) per every kWh you consume 

You will be paying around 12 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or…) per year in electricity costs.

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Additional information

Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would learn more about them, have a look to this video that we have prepared for you.

All our videos can be found in YouTube, in both English and Spanish languages.

If you are looking for saving electricity at home, have a look to this video where we provide some useful tips to reduce the electricity consumption and decrease the electricity bill.

Electricity conservation - Save and conserve energy

Energy conservation can be defined as the decision and the act of using less energy

Energy conservation both benefit you and the environment 

The act of saving and conserving electricity does benefit you because you will be paying less on your energy bills. 

And it also does benefit the environment because conserving electricity prevents any unnecessary waste of natural resources.

Now, at individual level it may not look worth to try to save a few watts here or there. 

Still, every little counts and if hundreds or thousands of us do save a little every time, it will make an important contribution towards conserving our natural resources.

 

For example, if 9000 households would manage to save as little as 10 Watts per hour (0,01 kWh) worth of electricity per day, that would add to 32850 Kilowatt hour (kWh) per year. 

That is a considerable amount of electricity, but let’s add additional perspectives for clarity:

  • Assuming an average cost of 0,18 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or any other currency) we would collectively be saving nearly 6000 euro per year.
  •  To produce 32850 kWh of electricity it is necessary to use around 17 metric tons of coal or 56 barrels of residual fuel oil.
Have a look to this page for more information about the amount of resources needed to produce electricity.
 

In any case it is clear that small energy savings do really count when looking into the bigger picture.

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