- How much electricity does a TV use?-

Nowadays the TVs are rather efficient, so the electricity usage of a TV it is quite low if we take into account the amount of time they are powered on.

TV electricity usage

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

If you are considering to purchase a new TV, better have a look to the specifications. The power consumption of a TV can significantly increase our electricity bills so better to know the electricity cost in advance.

For example, according to the specifications of our TV, it is estimated that it uses 532 Kilowatts hour per year. Because we are paying to our electricity provider 0,217 euro per every kWh we consume, that means that our TV is going to cost us around 115 euro on electricity every year.

Electricity usage and cost calculator

The calculator below can be used to calculate the energy consumption and cost of a TV over a year. 

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

 

If you are planning to buy a new TV and want to know its electricity consumption, use your favorite browser to have a look on the internet for it’s specifications. 

In the majority of the cases, the specifications will describe the yearly power consumption of the TV.

TV power consumption specifications

Still, if you want to know the exact electricity usage of your TV, your best option is to use a plug in power meter to measure the electricity consumption. 

For more details, have a look to this post that we have created to show you how to use a plug in power meter to measure your appliances and devices power consumption.

Plug in power meter electricity consumption

A few other examples from our ‘Electricity usage calculators‘ page that may be of your interest:

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Additional information

Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would like to 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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