Save money and energy with these back-to-school productsAugust 27, 2020
This back-to-school season, dive into the curriculum instead of your wallet.
To help you save energy and money, ComEd recommends adding these ENERGY STAR® products to your back-to-school shopping list.
Whether your student begins the year e-learning or in a socially distant environment, select products that earn the ENERGY STAR label, which are independently certified to meet strict standards for energy efficiency set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Looking for a new computer or laptop? Devices with the ENERGY STAR label can help you use 60% less energy.
TABLETS AND OTHER DEVICES:
When it comes to streaming and internet browsing, tablets and slates are the most energy efficient choice. ENERGY STAR certified slates use up to 10% less energy to stream than a gaming console.
PRINTERS:Print out your next assignment using an ENERGY STAR-certified printer, copier or scanner, which can be up to 30% more efficient.
MODEMS AND ROUTERS:
With e-learning, a stable internet connection is a must. You can use up to 20% less energy when you buy routers and modems marked with the ENERGY STAR certification.
In the market for a new TV to put in your college apartment or dorm? ENERGY STAR certified televisions are, on average, 25 % more energy efficient than conventional models, saving energy in all usage modes: sleep, idle, and on.
College students need a mini refrigerator to help them fuel up for big projects. With an ENERGY STAR mini fridge, you can save up to 9% more energy than you would with a standard model.
A bright start to the school year begins with good lighting. Save nearly $55 per lightbulb in electricity costs by choosing ENERGY STAR lightbulbs. ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs can save about 75% more energy than incandescent bulbs and last 15 times longer.
ADVANCED POWER STRIP:
Want an easy way to lower the electricity bill? Unplug devices and appliances when they are not being used. Energy can be drained from plugged-in devices and appliances even when they are off or done charging. Consider using advanced power strips with on/off switches to stop energy drain. ComEd offers $10 discounts at participating retailers.