Holiday Shopping Energy Hacks: Shop Smart, Save Big, Stay Cozy All Year Long

As you wrap up your Thanksgiving feast later this week, you might be gearing up for Black Friday and holiday sales to kickstart your shopping. While hunting for deals, keep in mind that, despite any temperature changes, the timing of your energy usage remains crucial. Shifting usage outside of peak hours (4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) can significantly contribute to savings. As colder weather tends to result in higher energy bills, planning for the winter can empower you to better manage your monthly utility expenses. 

Consider adding these three fantastic gifts to your wish list, designed to help reduce your year-round energy costs. Not only will they contribute to monthly bill savings, but each also comes with a rebate, thanks to the Golden State Rebates program.

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Smart Thermostat 


Outsmart the unpredictability of temperature changes and potentially save up to 10% annually on your energy bill with an ENERGY STAR® certified Smart thermostat. Get up to $75 back on your purchase through the Golden State Rebates program. Smart thermostats can be easily managed via a smartphone app, allowing you to adjust room temperatures or turn off heating or AC remotely. Start saving now and continue to save later. 

Room Air Conditioner 


Keep cool and cut down on energy costs by focusing on the room where you spend the most time. Run the air conditioner during super off-peak hours or outside 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. to pre-cool your space. Consider purchasing air conditioners off-season for maximum savings. Golden State Rebates also offers a $20 incentive on qualified models. 

Gas Tank or Heat Pump Water Heater 


Save hundreds in energy costs annually and receive up to a $500 rebate for replacing your home's electric heat pump water heater. 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. Plus, you can score up to $500 back on certain models. 

Happy Shopping!