Holiday gift ideas that make an impact - Carolina Country
December 2017

Interested in going green with your gift giving this year? Or not sure what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list? Here are some holiday gift ideas that will keep on giving by helping you save energy and money throughout the year:

Smart thermostats: These Wi-Fi enabled thermostats help you reduce your heating and cooling costs by automatically adjusting the temperature by a few degrees at certain times. They also offer the convenience of controlling your thermostat anytime from your smartphone or computer.

ENERGY STAR Appliances: If a new home appliance is on your holiday wish list, consider asking Santa for one with the ENERGY STAR label. Today’s refrigerators and dishwashers use less energy than older models. Need to replace that old heat pump? Union Power Cooperative offers financing on energy efficient heat pumps. Visit for details.

ENERGY STAR Electronics: Looking for a new blu-ray player or television? Take a look at models with the ENERGY STAR label, with efficiencies like sleep modes, idle and on and off timers, these money saving devices save you money by using much less energy.

Electric Vehicles: At the top of Santa’s list are electric vehicles (EVs)! As a “hot item” in the auto world, EVs are not only environmentally friendly, they provide long-term savings, which make them a great gift for you and the planet.

There's even more information on our website about these and other resources to help you become more energy efficient.

Visit our Energy Center

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