April 9, 2019
Suzanne HilkerStaff Writer
At Best Buy, we’re dedicated to helping our customers make sustainable choices that save them energy and money. That’s why we promote ENERGY STAR® certified products and train our employees to be ENERGY STAR experts.
Because of our commitment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Best Buy an ENERGY STAR Retail Partner of the Year for the sixth year in a row.
We are proud of the recognition and the work we do every day to create a thriving business while ensuring we’re a good steward of the environment.
One ENERGY STAR product category that has become a focus for our education and training is smart thermostats. We’ve seen sales of the devices rise significantly over the past few years. That’s good news because almost half of the average American household’s energy bill goes to heating and cooling, nearly $1,000 annually.
ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats learn your temperature preferences and establish a schedule that automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures when you’re asleep or away. If every U.S household had an ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat, we could collectively prevent 13 billion pounds of greenhouse gasses (that equates to 1.2 million vehicles being removed from the road) and $740 million1 per year.
An added bonus? Many local utilities offer rebates on the purchase of a smart thermostat. Click here to search for rebates in your area.
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