This holiday season, spread the joy of energy efficiency by choosing gifts that not only bring comfort but contribute to a sustainable future. Energy efficient products save energy, reduce utility bills, and minimize our carbon footprint. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving! Read on for our list of energy-saving, smile-making gift ideas.
1. Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat is the perfect gift for those who want to take control of their energy usage. These devices automatically adjust the temperature based on occupancy and can be controlled remotely via smartphones. With features like energy usage insights and scheduling, they ensure comfort while reducing energy waste.
2. LED Bulbs and Fixtures
LED bulbs and fixtures are an easy and affordable way to enhance energy efficiency in any home. They use significantly less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, last much longer, and can be integrated into stylish fixtures for added ambiance. Consider gifting a set of LED bulbs or a LED light fixture to brighten up their space while reducing their electric bill.
3. Energy-Efficient Appliances
From refrigerators and washing machines to dishwashers and ovens, modern energy-efficient models consume less energy while maintaining high performance. If you’re thinking about gifting a new appliance, choose those with a high ENERGY STAR® rating for maximum efficiency.
4. Room Air Purifiers
Help your loved ones breathe cleaner air with a room air purifier. These devices remove pollutants, allergens, and odors from the air to enhance indoor air quality. Look for air purifiers with energy-saving features such as adjustable fan speeds and timers to optimize energy efficiency.
Improve comfort and reduce energy consumption with a dehumidifier. These devices help eliminate excess moisture from the air, preventing mold growth and reducing the workload on cooling systems. For the best energy savings, watch for energy-efficient dehumidifiers with automatic humidity controls and adjustable settings.
6. Power Bars
A smart power bar is an excellent gift for tech-savvy individuals. These power bars automatically detect when devices are in standby mode or not in use and cut off power, eliminating vampire power drain. Gifting a smart power bar encourages energy-conscious habits and can lead to significant energy savings over time.
7. Insulation and Weatherstripping
Give the gift of energy savings by helping your loved ones improve their home’s insulation and weatherproofing. Gifting insulation materials or weatherstripping kits can help reduce heating and cooling costs by preventing drafts and heat loss. They’ll appreciate the increased comfort of their home and money saved on their energy bills.
8. Home Energy Assessment
Consider gifting a home energy assessment to someone keen on making their home more energy-efficient. A home energy assessment provides a detailed evaluation of a property’s energy usage, identifying areas where improvements can be made. This comprehensive evaluation will help your loved ones understand how they can further enhance energy efficiency in their home.
There are lots of great ways to help make your loved ones cozier while reducing their energy consumption. You can even save money on energy efficient products (including those listed above) through our Instant Savings program! As you make your list, visit our website for details on eligible products in stores near you. Remember, even small changes can make a big impact when it comes to the way we use energy. Happy holidays!