I honestly do this all the time, and I’ve never seen a difference in my power bill going up or down because of it. But anyways, lets get down to doing the math. How much power does a LCD monitor actually use?.
According to a source:
- 17″-19″ LCD uses 19-40 watts.
- 20″-24″ LCD uses 17-72 watts
You can see for yourself for what an LCD monitor consumes and what the costs are, but the real question is of course, is it safe to put a monitor in sleep mode when your not using your computer?. I do it all the time, and the past 2 years have proved that it’s safe to do it. It makes it easier to turn your computer on, the next day, because using Sleep Mode makes it so you don’t need to manually turn on your monitors so they show a picture.
A good investment to save your computer from power surges would be a UPS Battery Backup. If you invest about $200 on one, get a brand like a CyberPower 1500VA, this will keep your computer turned on for 13 minutes approximately and allows you to shut your computer down manually without losing your data incase you were working on something important. It’s a really good idea. Check out CyberPower UPS Battery Backups here on Amazon.