(NAPSI)—Some of the best gifts around deliver great features and functionality but use less energy, which means they save money on energy bills and help protect the environment.

Products that earn the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR label are just such gifts. Everything from TVs, laptops, tablets and other electronics, smart thermostats, appliances and even lighting. Products displaying it have been independently certified to save energy, save money and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A typical household spends about $2,000 a year on energy bills. A home outfitted with products that have earned the ENERGY STAR label can save 30 percent, or about $575 a year, on household energy bills. Over their lifetime, these products save about $8,750 on utility bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 77,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.

The ENERGY STAR Holiday Gift Guide at www.energystar.gov/holiday features energy-saving products popular at this time of year, along with special deals from manufacturers, retailers and utilities that participate in the ENERGY STAR Program. Looking for the ENERGY STAR label on products specially priced for the holidays means you save on the initial price, plus keep saving through the holidays and beyond.

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