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Saving Money and Energy with ENERGY STAR Sound Bars/Dryers

October 31, 2016 By · 3 Comments

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Learn How to Save Money from ENERGY STAR products

As a family of seven I am always looking for ways to save. Saving money means we can apply it towards holidays, something we need to save up for or apply towards our debt. I’m constantly looking for ways to cut corners without it hurting us. Including our household items such as televisions, lights, equipment and of course laundry. Best Buy’s ENERGY STAR  has come out with some great tips for everyone to save money on utility bills, how to reduce energy usage, which will help protect the environment as well.

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Have you heard of ENERGY STAR? If you haven’t now is the time to stop buy Best Buy and look into it. Many people are looking for ways to lower the cost of energy especially during the Winter season. This is a great way,plus look how nice this would look in your living room.  Am I right? Imagine parties at your house with a big screen and sound bars? Wow! That would be some good football game watching. Something I didn’t know, maybe because I don’t have one, but if you have a sound bars and you keep it on you could be wasting energy.

Best Buy is committed to providing sustainable products (find more tips here)

·         ENERGY STAR certified sound bars and/or dryers can help you save money on your utility bill
·         ENERGY STAR certified products help protect the environment by using reduced energy


ENERGY STAR certified audio/video equipment, including sound bars is up to 50 percent more efficient than conventional models. Consumers can maximize their energy savings by bundling ENERGY STAR certified televisions and sound bars and other products.

Sustainability at Best Buy

Best Buy is committed to positively impacting the environment and our communities. Best Buy provides our customers with a wide assortment of sustainable products. This includes offering a large selection of energy-efficient products, including ENERGY STAR certified consumer electronics and appliances.

Tips to Saving Money

  • turn off all devices sucking energy at night. (TV, appliances, etc)
  • go green
  • Seal cracks so heat isn’t getting out
  • Use energy saving light bulbs

Can you think of more ways to save money on appliances that wasn’t listed above?



Best Buy Stats:

  • In 2015, Best Buy customers purchased enough ENERGY STAR® certified products to collectively save $67,120,515 in annual energy costs.
  • 2015, Best Buy customers purchased ENERGY STAR® certified products to collectively save enough energy to help power 70,538 households for a year.
  • Best Buy customers purchased enough ENERGY STAR® certified Audio Equipment and Sound Bars to collectively help prevent the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 2,013 cars from the road for an entire year in 2015.


Dryers are something that always seems to suck up the price of a household. I, myself, still need to buy a dryer and I’m definitely considering something like this because it would lower my price in the long run. I hate wasting money at the laundry mat every week. When I did have a dryer the bill was so high.

Speaking of which, one tip Best Buy gives is not to have an OLDER dryer. My last dryer was over 10 years old, if that doesn’t explain why my bill was so high I don’t know what will. But things start to give out.  Did you know a regular 10 yr old dryer will actually cost you $180 to run a year? That’s right, it may have cost you only $50 to buy at a yard sale but you’ll still pay for it yearly.

  •  An ENERGY STAR certified washer can save $40 a year in operating costs. With a certified model, you’ll save $400 over 10 years! (TIP: For even more energy savings, wash your clothes in cold water.)

ENERGY STAR Dryers use 20 percent less energy. This means  a lower bill for YOUConventional models without sacrificing features or performance (like the one I had that cost so much to use) .

They do this using innovative energy saving technologies, such as moisture sensors that detect when clothes are dry.  No more pulling them out to find out they need another run.  They also  and automatically shut the dryer off which means if you throw in a small load you don’t have to run it for the full amount. Many ENERGY STAR dryers also include convenient features, such as steam cycles that can help save time on ironing clothes by preventing wrinkles.  This means no more being late to the office because you were ironing your blouse.

More than 80 percent of American homes have a clothes dryer, so the savings opportunity is huge. If all clothes dryers sold in the US were ENERGY STAR certified, Americans could save $1.5 billion each year in utility costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 2 million vehicles. To choose a dryer that saves energy and money while protecting the environment, look for the ENERGY STAR label.

3 Tips to lower your Laundry bill:

  • clean the vents (if they have lint it’ll take more to dry)
  • do laundry during peak hours
  • make sure there is no obstruction to the vent, so it is escaping the house properly

******Rebates are often available from utilities for smart home products and appliances. Find rebates in your area for energy-saving products.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

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  1. shelly peterson says:

    Such great information in this post. I am in desperate need of a new washer and dryer set. Mine is over 16 years old. I will have to check out Energy Star appliances at Best buy

  2. Those are good tips about lowering your laundry bill. I haven’t thought about peak hours.

  3. I would love a washer/dryer like that. Ours is old and still kickin’ but definitely uses up a lot of energy.

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