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The Cost of Cable

Updated: Monday, June 23 2014, 10:27 AM CDT

Cable or satellite boxes. A lot of us use them to watch TV or record our favorite shows, but they are also the appliance that uses the second-most energy to run.

That's because even when you turn them off, they continue to run, to update software and channel guides or record shows.

The worst part: unplugging them won't even help because the reboot time uses just as much energy.

But, there is a silver lining.

The Cost of Cable


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