2010 Idea Home: Smart Ideas for Eco-Friendly Decorating
A TV with benefits
Idea Home: Not only is our flat-screen TV Energy Star-compliant, but it has a real-time whole-house energy tracker that identifies high and low usage periods of heat and electricity, offering an opportunity to control costs. It also tracks and stores data about energy (stored and used) supplied by the solar roof panels and wind turbine. A built-in cabinet under the TV offers extra seating and much-needed storage in this compact space.
Your home: Consider installing a programmable thermostat so you can preset heating and air-conditioning at low- and peak-need times during the day to maximize efficiency.