KNWA Today: Best Buy Eco-Friendly Tech

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Saving the planet, at the push of a button. Best Buy is offering cool tech gadgets, that can help you save money and is eco-friendly, just in time for Earth Day.

Google Home

·         We all know voice assistants are hot tech products right now, but these two actually control the additional four products, which can ultimately help save money and manage energy use.

o   Putting you in control of energy consumption.  You're probably going to use less energy because you're managing when your lights are on, or your furnace or air conditioner is running. You're not wasting power.

o   Using your smartphone or voice assistant to help manage energy, controlling everything from LED lighting to energy-efficient washers and dryers. 

Philips Hue Smart LED Multicolor Lighting System

·         LED bulbs can last more than 20 years when they're used an average of three hours per day.

·         Most Philips Hue bulbs are ENERGY STAR certified, and offer features such as dimming, and setting timers/alarms using your smartphone or tablet.

Nest Smart Thermostat

·         Nest Thermostats are ENERGY STAR certified, and can save 10 to 12 percent on heating bills, and 15 percent on cooling bills.

·         These smart thermostats learn the temperatures you like, and create a custom schedule to be more energy efficient. They also turn the settings down when you're not home.

Insignia Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Automate your home with this Insignia Wi-Fi smart plug. It can control your lights, air conditioners and kitchen appliances, and its Insignia Connect app sets up to 10 timers, including daily and weekly schedules. It also works with Alexa and Google Home, and is accessible from any location through an iOS or Android device.


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