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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.
By improving the energy efficiency of your computer you would save energy and as much as £17 from your electricity bill each year2, 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 bills4.
Regularly leaving your PC on when not in use does not help the life-span of the computer. In fact, by managing the power settings more efficiently, you’ll prolong its battery life significantly.
It’s really very easy. Follow the simple instructions given below:
1. Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences > Energy Saver
2. Set the sleep timings to low (we recommend 2 mins for display, 10 mins for sleep)
3. Check the boxes next to ‘put the hard disks to sleep when possible’ and the display brightness options.
4. If using a laptop, make sure you adjust settings for both power and battery states.
Peripherals and the WiFi sensor also drain energy from your computer, so disconnect or turn them off when not in use.
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