BALTIMORE (WJZ) ― Powering a plasma TV can jack up your BGE bill.
Mary Bubala reports you may save money by unplugging it.
A plasma TV left plugged in adds an extra $160 on average to your energy costs each year.
Many plasmas come with a power saver mode that is designed to cut down on power consumption, so try activating that.
If you’re shopping around for a new plasma TV, CNET.com reviews more than 150 brands including Sony, Sharp and LG, and compares their power consumption.