Electricity bill [was: Re: Leaving a Computer Running ?]
Svein Halvor Halvorsen
svein-freebsd-questions at theloosingend.net
Tue Feb 8 06:04:25 PST 2005
* Adam McMaster [2005-02-08 14:00 -0000]
> It's not really the case that all the energy becomes heat, since the
> computer also has moving parts and generates sound (a *lot* of sound if
> it's anything like mine). Most of the energy going into a computer
> probably does become heat in the end, but certainly not all of it.
> Because of this it might be better to get a more efficient heater, but
> in the end it probably doesn't make a noticeable difference either way.
The sound will also end up as heat in the end. The same goes for light.
Hence my "disclaimer" in the end, stating that you need a sound and light
insulated house. However, I think there are very little energy in the
sound and light of a computer, relatively speaking.
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