# TV Wattage & Cost to Run (7+ Cost Saving Tips & Calculator)

A person who wants to know about the wattage and cost to run a TV can continue to read this article as it will explain in detail about the TV wattage and what is the cost to run a TV depending upon various duration. It will also help you to guide about cost-reducing tips while running TV.

## TV wattage:

On average, a modern TV wattage is approximately \$58.6 watts when it is on and in standby mode, it uses \$1.3 watts. And the electricity consumed by the TV is 106.9 kWh per year which cost approximately \$16.04.

The wattage of a TV depends upon the TV size and screen resolution and after getting the TV wattage you can easily calculate the amps drawn by the TV. The following tables explain the average wattage of the TV according to size, category, and mode.

## What is the cost of a running TV?

The average cost to spend for running a  TV is \$1.34 per month and \$16.04 per year. The cost spent on a running TV also depends upon the modes when the TV is on mode then the cost spent is 21 cents per day.

The following table is based on the study done on 107 best-model TVs and it shows the cost to run a TV with the cost to run TV having the lowest, highest, and most common wattage.

Here we can see that the average cost to run a TV is lower than the TVS having the highest and most common wattage.

### Cost to run a TV per Hour:

The average cost spent on a modern TV is between \$0.00 15 and \$0.0176 per hour but the TV has the most common cost of \$0.0176. The cost to run a TV per hour depends upon the size of the TV and the screen resolution.

### Cost of leaving a TV on all day:

The cost spent on leaving the TV on the full day is between 4 cents and 42 cents but on average it costs 21 cents. Leaving the TV on full day consumes a lot of electricity when it is compared to the standby mode.

### Cost to run a TV on standby mode:

On average, the modern TV consumes wattage between 0.5 watts to 3 Watts in standby mode.

• TV remains in standby mode for an hour at a cost between \$0.00075 and \$0.00045.
• TV when remaining in standby mode for a day costs between \$0.008 and \$0.0108.
• If it remains in standby mode for a month it costs between \$0.06 and \$0.33.
• If the TV is left in standby mode for a year it costs between \$0.66 and \$3.94.

## What is the cost to run a tv according to different sizes?

The following table explains the average cost to run a tv of different sizes according to the duration of use:

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## What is the cost of a TV by screen resolution?

The following table explains the average cost to run a TV based on screen resolution.

## What are the tips to reduce the cost to run a TV?

The following are some tips explained to reduce the cost to run a TV:

• Lower screen resolution.
• Reduce brightness.
• Local dimming.
• Energy star preset.
• Unplug
• Use TV less.
• Switch energy provider.

### Lower screen resolution:

If the resolution of the screen of the TV is lower the lower power consumption will be there so if the option is available reduce the screen resolution of the TV.

### Reduce brightness:

If the TV’s setting is on higher brightness it will consume more electricity. If the person wants to reduce the cost of a TV they can reduce the brightness of the TV according to comfortability. There is also an option for Automatic brightness control which can also help reduce the cost of a running TV.

### Local dimming:

There are many modern TVs in which it has the feature of local dimming. Using this feature reduces the power consumption of the TV and also helps to improve the picture quality so turning on this feature will help to reduce the cost of running the TV.

### Energy star preset:

If the TV has the energy star preset a person can easily select viewing presents such as in thematic mode sports mode etc it will help by ensuring the person’s TV by setting up for energy-efficient viewing.

If a person is buying a new TV they should look out for energy Star certified TV to make sure that they are purchasing an energy-efficient model which will also help to reduce the running cost of the TV.

### Unplug:

Don’t keep the TV in standby mode to reduce the cost of a running TV unplugged the TV even and energy efficient TV can use power in standby mode. So make sure to unplug the TV or you can use a smart plug that will automatically power off the device.

### Use TV less:

A person who doesn’t want to spend much money on a running TV should not use TV unnecessarily or use less as it will help to lower the electricity bill.

### Switch Energy provided:

If a person wants to buy a new TV they should shop from a new energy provider as they will offer reduced prices to the new customers in order to attract them. It will help to reduce the cost of running a TV. There may be a chance that the energy provider will offer you green energy plans.

## Conclusion:

Thus we can conclude that the average cost to send a TV is \$1.3 per month, \$16.04 per year, and the cost to run a modern TV is between \$0.00 15 and \$0.176 per hour. A TV when it is running on a standby mode will cost between \$0.66 and \$3.94 per year full stop the above-mentioned tips will also help you to reduce the cost of a running TV.

## FAQ’s

### What is the electricity consumption of a smart TV?

The average electricity used when the TV is on is approximately 0.265 kWh and on standby mode, it consumes upto 0.05 watts of power.

### What amount of electricity is consumed when the TV is in standby mode?

When the TV is off but still plugged in it consumes 2.25% to 5% of the power

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