Four Great Green Holiday Gifts

With the holidays just around the corner, here are a few last minute gifts to help you and your family save energy and money.

Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats not only save energy by learning your habits and adjusting the temperature accordingly, they can also be controlled from anywhere via wi-fi connection! Some of them even work with Alexa or other home devices. Receive up to $50 cash back from the DCSEU with our rebates.


Not often thought about, but lightbulbs are a great gift for people who may already have a smart thermostat or other electronic items in their home. DC residents can purchase DCSEU-discounted LEDs at local participating retailers for as low as $0.95. Want to control your lights from your smart phone? Splurge a little and purchase smart lighting that gives you great control over the lighting in your home.

Pressure Cooker

Electric pressure cookers can use up to 70% less energy than regular pots and pans. Perfect for preparing rice, beans, soups, and some meat dishes! This is great for some who loves to spend time (and less energy) in the kitchen.

Advanced Power Strip

Whether you’re shopping for a gamer or someone with an entertainment center, advanced power strips are a perfect way to go. They offer surge protection and reduce vampire power (devices that still use power when plugged in even when they turned "off") by automatically switching off peripheral devices when they aren’t in use. DC residents can get one in one of our Energy Conservation Kits, available for $10 shipped to your door.

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