Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
There are obvious places to look for energy efficiency- sealing up windows and doors from drafts, adjusting your thermostat to a good balance for being comfortable and thrifty, swapping out your incandescent bulbs for efficient LEDs. But there are places you can make a real difference in saving on your electric bills and making your home more efficient, and that’s by looking for ENERGY STAR products.
Best Buy is committed to providing its customers sustainable products, which can help YOUR bottom line- your utility bills. ENERGY STAR certified electronics are more efficient in all usage modes: sleep, idle, and while in use- important to know, because many non-certified electronics are virtual energy vampires- even when you’re not using it, it still uses power, and that can add up both financially and environmentally.
ENERGY STAR electronics are a good choice for people interested in reducing their energy bill while helping to protect the environment. They save consumers money through reduced operating costs, which is a real savings. And since they reduce energy usage, it’s easier on the environment- less electricity used means lower carbon emissions and other environmental pollutants.
Best Buy stocks a huge number of ENERGY STAR electronics, but I’d like to mention two that might not get considered as much as a refrigerator or television- you can save on your electric bill by using ENERGY STAR dryers, and by switching to an ENERGY STAR sound bar for your home entertainment system.
Sound Bars compliment your AV setup, and by shopping for ENERGY STAR certified audio/video equipment at Best Buy, you can find models that are up to 50 percent more efficient than conventional systems. You can even bundle an energy-efficient television in with your energy-efficient sound bar to maximize your energy savings.
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ENERGY STAR certified dryers use 20 percent less energy than conventional models by using innovative energy saving technologies, such as moisture sensors that detect when clothes are dry and automatically shut the dryer off. Many ENERGY STAR dryers also include convenient features, such as steam cycles that can help save time on ironing clothes by preventing wrinkles.
If all dryers sold in the US were ENERGY STAR certified, collectively we would save $1.5 BILLION each year off our utility bills, and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 2 million cars!
******Rebates are often available from utilities for smart home products and appliances. Find rebates in your area for energy-saving products.