Black Friday Shopping List to Help You Save Energy This Holiday Season

Black Friday Shopping List to Help You Save Energy This Holiday Season

As you finish your Thanksgiving feast, you may be getting ready to catch the Black Friday sales to help complete your holiday shopping. So why not prepare for the brrrrr of the winter chill while you’re at it?   

While shopping for deals, remember while the temperature may change, some things won’t. WHEN you use energy will still matter; shifting use outside of 4:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. and during super off-peak hours can still help you save. And, of course, as we all know, colder weather can mean higher energy bills, so planning ahead can help us better control our monthly expenses. 

Below are three great gifts to add to your own wish list that will help you reduce your energy costs year-round. Not only will these gifts help you save on your monthly bill, but each also features a rebate, thanks to the Golden State Rebates program

Happy shopping! 

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EE Tip 1

Outsmart unpredictable temperature changes and possibly save up to 10% a year on your energy bill with an ENERGY STAR® certified Smart thermostat. You can get up to $75 back on your purchase with the Golden State Rebates program. Smart thermostats can be remotely managed by a smartphone app, making it easy to adjust room temperatures or turn off your heat or AC while on the go. Save now and save later, too. 

AC Shopping Guide

Want to stay cool and keep your energy costs lower, too? Cool off the room where you spend most of your time. Try running the air conditioner during super off-peak hours or outside the hours of between 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. to pre-cool the space. Also, consider buying air conditioners off-season when the savings are greatest. Golden State Rebates will pitch in $20 on qualified models to make this deal even cooler.  

Water heaters

Here's a gift everyone will appreciate. Save hundreds in energy costs each year and get up to a $500 rebate for the replacement of your home electric heat pump water heater. Help offset January’s increase in your energy bill with this year-round energy-saving home investment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program, ultra-efficient ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters can save a household of four about  $470 per year on their electric bills