This time of year is my favorite; the leaves are changing beautiful colors, the nights are cooler as are the days, I start to stock up on fall scented candles, the holidays are just around the corder, and we’re making trips to local apple and pumpkin farms with the kids. These are all things I love about fall in the midwest, but this time of year also means that we’re spending more money on heating the house so we find ways to save energy where we can.
Since 1991, the Federal government has designated October as Energy Awareness Month. ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Best Buy makes it easier for their customers to find ENERGY STAR® certified products, whether online or in the store, to help you save money on your energy costs. They can also help connect you with local utility rebates on the energy saving products that we use everyday in our homes!
October is Energy Awareness Month and it’s a great time to upgrade to a new energy-efficient appliance, television or computer to save money on your home energy bills. Best Buy has more than 2,300 unique ENERGY STAR® certified products available in Best Buy stores and online. And honestly, is there a better reason to upgrade your television to a sweet looking flat screen HDTV?
Beyond having a great excuse to upgrade to an awesome HDTV, or simply having other cool energy efficient products, local utility companies often provide additional rebates that can save you up to an additional $300! You can use the Best Buy online rebate finder to discover the additional rebates that are available in your area.
Energy efficiency is key this time year as the average home’s annual energy bill is $2,200! Think of the money you could save by using energy efficient products. You can check out how much you can save with a new appliance by visiting Best Buy and you can go online to visit the virtual ENERGY STAR® home to go room by room and find ways to save energy – which saves you money – throughout your home.