29 Mar: ENERGY STAR® Honors Best Buy Again, and Here’s Why

Best Buy Blue Shirt Jose Florentino is an expert at finding ways to help our customers use new appliances to save money and energy. He is one of the many reasons why this week we were named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the third time and earned the distinction of Sustained Excellence by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

An appliance expert at our Millenia Mall store in Orlando, Fla., Jose is a problem solver. When customers come in to look at products, he quizzes them about what they need and want.

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15 Mar: Appliance Trends: Connected and Colorful

Smart appliances are getting smarter, and we’re not just talking washers, dryers and refrigerators.

Want a coffee maker that tells you when to buy more beans? Need a blender to tell you the exact nutritional information of your smoothies? How about an air purifier that lets you see the process?

All those innovations — and more — were on display at the International Home & Housewares Show last week in Chicago. Best Buy’s appliance merchandising team, which handles one of the company’s fastest-growing categories, was there.

04 Sep: 5 Things That Have Changed Since You Last Bought an Appliance

The average American only buys new appliances once every decade or so. They’re big purchases, and many people choose not to replace their old ones until they stop working, move or remodel.

So, if you’re in the market for a major appliance, odds are the models available today differ greatly from the ones you saw when buying your last one. Whether you’re looking for a refrigerator or range, dishwasher or microwave, washer or dryer, there has been a lot of product innovation in recent years.

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30 Jun: Appliances Featuring the Latest in Technology: Samsung Open House in Select Best Buy Stores

Technology is everywhere. We can now turn our house lights off from our phone. Watch what the dog is doing in our family room during the day. Answer phone calls from our wrist.

Technology is also surging into the home appliance market. Samsung Open House, which will be in select Best Buy stores by the end of 2015, features this prominently.

Samsung Open House is an interactive area inside Best Buy stores that lets consumers physically look at and experience Samsung appliances in a whole new way and simplifies the appliance buying process.

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06 Apr: Best Buy Named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Again

We are a big fan of ENERGY STAR® products – they save our customers money and they help the environment by using less energy. And we are proud to say that ENERGY STAR likes us, too.

The Environmental Protection Agency named Best Buy 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – for the second year in a row.

Here are a few ways that we spread the good word about ENERGY STAR:

  • Best Buy prominently features ENERGY STAR on, where more than 1 billion visitors each year can learn about and identify ENERGY STAR certified products.
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28 Oct: A Few Tips for the House, On the House

Last year, Best Buy’s U.S. customers purchased more than 20 million ENERGY STAR® certified products, saving them upwards of $76 million in energy costs. That’s the carbon emission equivalent of taking 98,000 cars off the road. Seeing as October is Energy Awareness Month and chillier days aren’t far behind, here are a few tips for saving both energy and money.

  • Install a programmable thermostat in your house, which allows you to adjust the temperature when you’re not home
  • When shopping for a new TV or appliance, look for the ENERGY STAR mark to find the most energy-efficient products
  • Wash your laundry with cold water – your clothes will be just as clean
  • Replace old light bulbs with new energy-saving LEDs, which save up to $100 over the lifetime of the bulb
  • Use a “smart” power strip to avoid standby power – the energy used by some products when they are turned off but still plugged into a power/wall outlet
  • Disable “instant on” and “standby” modes when you are not using your gaming console

Products for your home that enable you to help manage your energy consumption, secure your home and do it all at the push of a button are available online at Connected Home on,