Start Shopping For Dad Day Gifts
June is finally here and that means father’s day is right around the corner. This is the time when savvy shoppers take a break from hunting better electricity rates to focus on gifts for dear ol’ dad. Forget about ties and #1 Dad Mugs. The best gifts are the ones that keep on giving. Give your father a fuller wallet with these electricity saving gift ideas!
Battery Operated For DIY Dads
Many dads love having power tools around to speed up chores and DIY projects. But old power tools requiring outlet access leads to frustrations with unruly cable wires and spikes in their electricity bill. That’s why cordless power tools are the hot buy this season.
No wires means your father spends more time getting his projects done and less time looking for spare extension cords. The rechargeable batteries also help meet their energy saving needs which can help keep their monthly power bill down. Best of all, these devices are a great way to reduce a household’s carbon footprint.
Be sure to keep up to date with the ENERGY STAR approved battery chargers list. If all power tools used approved battery chargers, it could save up to 2 billion kWh of electricity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1.7 million tons.
King of the Grill
If your dad loves grilling food on the weekends, then a brand new gas or charcoal grill is a great choice. We won’t argue about flavor, but an emissions report by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, makes a strong case. Compared to the 15 pounds of carbon dioxide created by electric grills, gas and charcoal release 5.6 and 11 pounds respectively.
Don’t forget how oven cooking affects your MD home energy usage. If you use your oven in the summer then your AC can waste energy trying to keep your home cool. So affordable outdoor grilling can help keep cooling costs down.
Remote Controlled Energy Savings
Energy conscious fathers enjoy gadgets that can help them monitor and control their energy usage. For these fathers, Nests learning thermostats are a popular choice. These devices give real time data on heating, cooling, and energy use making it easier to prevent high electricity bills. Approximately 85-95% of pre-existing HVAC systems are compatible with these thermostats. They are remotely operable so your father won’t have to worry about leaving the heat on ever again! Plus they save up to 15% on heating and cooling bills.
Save Dad More by Choosing the Right Electricity Plan
This father’s day, help your dad save money with energy-saving gifts that help get the job done right. You can also save even more by choosing the electricity plan that’s right for your home and your needs. Learn more about saving money and energy by comparing rates and plans at www.mdenergyratings.com.