According to Home Theater Review, American consumers have saved over $500 million within two years in energy bills since changing their television top box sets to improve overall energy efficiency.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced in a joint press release that the industry standard improvements also reduced the emission of nearly 3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
The voluntary change, switching set-top boxes from regular issued boxes to energy efficient in a range of industries including consumer electronics, manufacturers and pay-TV consumers, was part of a bigger idea to redefine the idea of efficiency in the home.
"New set-top boxes offer updated designs and new features while reducing energy use and consumer energy bills. By meeting the commitments of the Voluntary Agreement, pay-TV companies are demonstrating that energy efficiency and product innovation go hand in hand," the report said.
The report found that the major energy saver of all appliances was the DVR, which accounted for 33 percent total decline in energy consumption. Overall, 95 percent of service providers set-top box purchases sold in 2014 met the ENERGY STAR Version 3.0, a 12 percent increase from 2013.
As the technology of DVR's and other appliances continues to advance, many hope the energy consumption will continue to change as well.
Americans have saved almost a total of $336 million in retail savings since energy efficient practices began to take place in 2014.
Taking small steps in the home to increase overall energy efficiency can make a big difference in the long run. One way to increase overall efficiency in the home is to schedule an energy audit with Alban Inspections.
Alban Inspections is a trusted source for energy savings and reducing emissions. Visit our website to learn more.