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When it comes to saving money we tend to focus on the short term. How much it costs, but what about how much it will cost you?! When you shop for appliances, Best Buy has a great selection of ENERGY STAR® items that will save energy and money in the long run too!
What is ENERGY STAR?
ENERGY STAR certified consumer electronic products save energy in comparison to non-certified products because they are more efficient in all usage modes: sleep, idle, and on. If you have been actively trying to reduce your energy bill ENERGY STAR is a good choice for you!
ENERGY STAR certified products save customers money, and they tell you all about it so you can make informed choices! Products come with two price tags: the purchase price and the cost of operating the product. ENERGY STAR certified products can help customers save money on operating costs by reducing energy expenses without sacrificing performance.
Why Best Buy?
Best Buy is committed to providing sustainable products. ENERGY STAR certified products reduce energy usage, which is good for the environment. Reduced energy helps to: Fight climate change, Reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants, Preserve more of the Earth’s natural resources.
Check out these Best Buy Stats:
- In 2015, Best Buy customers purchased enough ENERGY STAR® certified products to collectively save $67,120,515 in annual energy costs.
- In 2015, Best Buy customers purchased ENERGY STAR® certified products to collectively save enough energy to help power 70,538 households for a year.
- In 2015, Best Buy customers purchased enough ENERGY STAR® certified Audio Equipment and Sound Bars to collectively help prevent the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 2,013 cars from the road for an entire year.
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ENERGY STAR Dryers
I have 3 kids, I am doing laundry ALL OF THE TIME! Having an ENERGY STAR certified dryer is important to me. Not only does it save me on my electric bill, but I know that I am doing my part at reducing my ecological footprint.
ENERGY STAR certified dryers use 20 percent less energy than conventional models without sacrificing features or performance. They do this 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.
More than 80 percent of American homes have a clothes dryer, so the savings opportunity is huge. If all clothes dryers sold in the US were ENERGY STAR certified, Americans could save $1.5 billion each year in utility costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 2 million vehicles. To choose a dryer that saves energy and money while protecting the environment, look for the ENERGY STAR label.
ENERGY STAR Sound Bars
Other electronics around your house can also be energy hogs. ENERGY STAR certified audio/video equipment, including sound bars is up to 50 percent more efficient than conventional models. Consumers can maximize their energy savings by bundling ENERGY STAR certified televisions and sound bars and other products.
For more great tips, check out this video from Best Buy on how to save energy!