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Always look for the ENERGY STAR® label to save money and further help the environment

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (July 30, 2015) – Now that graduation season has passed, students will begin to prepare to go off to college. With the arrival of summertime weather, many homeowners are either focused on spending time with family and friends or beginning projects that were put off earlier in the year. 

For those preparing to go off to college, there is an overwhelming list of items college students need to acquire before school begins. When shopping for items such as miniature refrigerators, computers, tablets, TVs and microwaves always keep ENERGY STAR® in mind. 

Be sure to do your homework and compare pricing and possible incentives available for these purchases. Connecticut residents can find a great resource online at Enervee.

ENERGY STAR® certified appliances and electronics incorporate advanced technologies and can use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard products. These appliances and electronics often outperform standard models due to an improved design. For instance, some ENERGY STAR appliances include features that decrease operating noise or have sleep and energy saving modes. 

For those families focused on entertaining and enjoying their backyard living area, ENERGY STAR offers products in all areas from TVs to wine coolers to sound systems that can increase the comfort and functionality of any living space or that backyard living room setting.

For more information on energy-saving programs and services supported by Energize Connecticut, call 1-877-WISE-USE or visit

About Energize Connecticut:

Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.