11/30/2018 10:25:54 AM
This holiday season is an opportunity to pick out special gifts that your family will appreciate and that have the added bonus of delivering energy savings and a smaller carbon footprint.
When you select appliances, electronics and lighting that carry the ENERGY STAR® label, you can trust that your gift meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For a wide variety of energy-efficient holiday gifts, including special deals and rebates, the Minnesota Commerce Department recommends the ENERGY STAR website (www.energystar.gov/products/holiday).
An ENERGY STAR-certified smart thermostat is one of the many gifts that will keep on giving for years with energy savings. Check out these other gift ideas:
Gifts for tech lovers
Gifts for homemakers
Gifts for kids
Be ready for all of the unexpected gift needs of the holidays with a stack of ENERGY STAR-certified LED bulbs wrapped and ready under the tree. A single ENERGY STAR-certified LED lightbulb lasts at least 12 years with typical use and saves about $55 in electricity costs over its lifetime.
Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Contact the Commerce Department's Energy Information Center at email@example.com or 800-657-3710 with energy questions.