In just 20 seconds you could improve your computers' efficiency and lifespan, whilst cutting your fuel bills by £17 a year – that's money you can save right now.
All you have to do to prevent this is change a few basic settings on your computer, so that the monitor turns off when inactive and the system goes into hibernate when not in use.
Computers use electricity, quite a lot actually. Leaving a computer and its peripherals on when not in use wastes a lot of energy, resulting in totally unnecessary carbon emissions.
1/6th of all computers in the UK are never switched off at night or over the weekend, accounting for 700,000 tonnes of CO2 a year 1.
By improving the energy efficiency of your computer you would save energy and as much as £17 from your electricity bill each year, right now. Shockingly, a third of business computers in the UK are left switched on overnight, costing British businesses more than £300m a year in extra electricity bills.3
Regularly leaving your PC on when not in use affects the life-span of the computer. In fact, by managing the power settings more efficiently, you’ll prolong its battery life significantly.
An excellent idea.
It made no difference to me at all to dim my screen. Why didn't I do it sooner.
So I did all I could without whipping out a manual, I'm going to go a step further as soon as I have some more free time to really make my macbook as earth friendly as possible.
Very easy to change, and once it was set up it was easy to continue.