The living room is the heart of the home – the family gathering spot to play games, eat snacks and watch shows. For an easy way to add comfort and enjoyment to your space while saving energy and money, consider these six products:
ENERGY STAR® certified air purifier:
Breathe in fresh air while saving energy with an ENERGY STAR air purifier. Certified models are 40 percent more energy-efficient than standard models, which could save you about $30 on your annual utility bill.
One of the best ways to increase comfort while saving energy is to upgrade your thermostat. Smart thermostats learn your schedule and habits to heat and cool your house efficiently. Adjust your temperature by just 1 degree, and check out how much energy you’ve saved compared with the previous utility bill in your monthly report. (Check out how to install a smart thermostat.)
Turn any electronic item into a smart device, giving you the power to control it from anywhere. If you left the lights on after leaving your house for the day, use the app on your smartphone to turn them off. No more wasted energy.
ENERGY STAR certified TV:
ENERGY STAR certified televisions are 25 percent more efficient than standard models. Look for the little blue mark for these certified, energy efficient devices.
ENERGY STAR certified sound bar:
Now that you’ve upgraded your TV, don’t forget about the sound system. ENERGY STAR certified sound bars use about 60 percent less energy than standard models.
LED light bulbs:
LEDs last longer and use 90 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. For those who like to set the mood, consider the Philips Hue smart bulb and connect your phone to the bulbs to change their colors or control them from afar.
Check out BestBuy.com to learn more about ENERGY STAR products. You can also find out more about smart home devices online or stop in to a nearby store. For more Best Buy sustainability stories, follow us on Twitter @BestBuyCSR.