BALTIMORE (WJZ) ― Powering a plasma TV can jack up your BGE bill.

Mary Bubala reports you may save money by unplugging it.

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A plasma TV left plugged in adds an extra $160 on average to your energy costs each year.

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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, reviews more than 150 brands including Sony, Sharp and LG, and compares their power consumption.

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