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October Is Energy Awareness Month: Learn About Savings With Best Buy and ENERGY STAR

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Just this afternoon, I received a phone call with an automated messaged that was notifying me that our gas and electric company may be raising their prices (again)! I have been fairly fortunate not to have outrageous gas and electric bills at my current house, but I have lived in homes where it was just ridiculous. I know that my parents’ bill can really be overwhelming at times. The average home’s annual energy bill is $2,200, and to me that is just way too much money to spend on gas and electricity. I’m a bit nervous about the price increase, especially with winter heating, so I’ve really started thinking about ENERGY STAR products that may be able to help lower our bill. Now is the perfect time to be thinking about this because October is Energy Awareness Month!

As we transition from summer to fall, it is 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. I sometimes receive letters in the mail telling me about different rebates being offered by switching to more energy-efficient appliances, but then the letter gets lost or thrown away and I tend to forget about it. Did you know that local utility companies often provide additional rebates to help you save up to $300 just by switching out your old appliances? If you’ve received those letters and tossed them out, then have peace knowing you can find any available  ENERGY STAR Rebates online with Best Buy, with their Rebate Finder. Wahoo!

Now for the fun stuff. Check out how much you can save with a new appliance by visiting Best Buy’s ENERGY STAR page. These kinds of these make me happy – shiny new appliances, plus monthly savings on my bills!

 

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.

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