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Electronics & Appliances

Using energy efficient products in your apartment or condo can help you save energy.

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Discover information to help you choose the most efficient electronics and small appliances for your home. This is a simple step that homeowners and renters alike can take to reduce their overall energy use.

How You Benefit

Key Energy Saving Opportunities

1. ENERGY STAR® Certified Products

ENERGY STAR® certified productsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. can use up to 60% less energy than standard product models. Whether you are shopping for a new television, refrigerator, or washer/dryer, always be sure to look for the blue ENERGY STAR® label to make sure you are getting a product that will help you save energy.

2. Advanced Power Strips

Advanced power strips are a power management tool that automatically turn off electronics and appliances when they are not being used. Even if you regularly turn devices to standby mode, advanced power strips can help reduce additional “vampire loads,” which is the term used for the energy that your devices and appliances consume even when they are “off.”

3. Smart Plugs and Smart Devices

Many electronics and appliances that are available today are “smart.” These devices can easily be programmed to operate on a schedule, via voice activation, or according to other preferences to help you save energy. Smart plugs are available to turn almost any lamp, fan, or TV into a smart device that you can easily program from your smartphone to help you set an on/off schedule according to your lifestyle.

4. Best Practices

There are simple best practices that can help you save energy no matter what electronics and appliances you own. Always turn products off when they are not in use. Explore the standby and power saving settings you may have on your computer, TV, or other devices. Unplug your chargers when you are not using them, because they still draw a small amount of power even when they are not connected to a device.

When streaming movies and TV shows, choose your smart TV, computer, or tablet instead of a video game console. Gaming consoles can use up to 10 times more power than these other devices!

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For a full list of residential programs, visit our energy programs and incentives page.

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