A reader, concerned about a potential rise in her electricity bill, wrote to me the other day with some questions about her new, larger TV and its energy usage. The distractions of snow days and the long Presidents Day weekend delayed my response, but what I found out was interesting. A larger TV screen will cost you more money, but not that much more.
Sandra said that she bought a 32-inch Insignia high definition television that has an Energy Star rating of 150 watts to replace her 5-year-old 20-inch Magnavox Energy Star tube TV. She didn't know the wattage of her old set, but she wondered how much this larger, newer TV would affect her electricity bill.