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Calculate Energy Savings in Turning Off TV, Lights

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    LESLIE: Charles in Ohio, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today?

    CHARLES: How cost effective would it be if you turned the TV off when you leave the room and turn the lights off, et cetera; just to name a couple of things that we sometimes leave on all day, half the night and et cetera? (Leslie chuckles)

    TOM: Charles, do you have teenagers?

    CHARLES: No. (all laugh) These are adults. (all laugh)

    TOM: Oh, man.

    LESLIE: Oh, no, because generally it’s the kids that are doing that.

    TOM: It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks, man.

    CHARLES: Absolutely.

    LESLIE: You know what, Charles? There’s actually a good website and the website is PaystoLiveGreen.com. And if you go to the website for Pays to Live Green, there is a kilowatt-per-hour energy savings calculator that you have there and it’s …

    CHARLES: That’s what I want. That’s it.

    LESLIE: It is completely – you just plug in the information: how many watts does your TV use; how many if you leave it on. It gives you different watts per hour based on – you could just look up the appliance, it’s all right there, and then just plug all the information in; it will tell you exactly how much it costs per hour.

    CHARLES: That’s the resolution to my problem and I can show it to the people that I’ve complained about. (Leslie laughs) Thank you. I appreciate that.

    TOM: Alright, Charles. We gave you the ammo, huh?

    CHARLES: Absolutely. Thank you.

    TOM: Alright. Well, good luck and let us know how you make out.

    CHARLES: Bye.

    TOM: Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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