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Smart home products can help us reduce our carbon footprint by promoting energy efficiency, integrating renewable energy sources, and reducing water waste. As individuals, we can all do our part to help reduce energy consumption, contribute to a more sustainable future, and protect the environment. One of the best places to start is in our homes. By upgrading our home’s energy efficiency, we can not only save money on our energy bills but also reduce our impact on the environment. This Earth Day, we’re excited to offer a giveaway that can help you achieve just that—with a Google Nest smart thermostat and Philips Hue LED light bulbs! Enter for a chance to win these innovative tech products and read more for tips and tricks that will help you make smarter choices.

Create a seamless and energy-efficient smart home experience

The Google Nest smart thermostat is the ultimate tool for home automation. It learns your schedule and temperature preferences and adjusts the temperature of your home accordingly. You can also control it remotely using the Nest app, so you can ensure your home is always at the perfect temperature, no matter where you are. Instead of an always-on thermostat, you have one that intelligently adjusts the temperature in your home, saving you money every day.

Philips Hue A19 LED Light BulbAnd when you pair the Google Nest smart thermostat with Philips Hue LED light bulbs, you can take your energy savings to the next level. These bulbs can be controlled with the Philips Hue app or with most voice assistants, allowing you to turn them on and off or change their brightness and colour conveniently from anywhere. Schedule the lights to automatically go on only when needed and off when not needed. And because they’re LED bulbs, they’re energy-efficient and long-lasting, saving you money on your electricity bills.

By using less energy, you’re reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere, which means you’re doing your part to combat climate change. Here are some more tips to help you make a positive impact:

  1. Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances

One of the easiest ways to reduce your energy consumption is by upgrading to energy-efficient appliances. Look for appliances with the ENERGY STAR label, which means they meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency. These appliances use less energy and can save you money on your energy bills over time. Some of the most common appliances to upgrade include refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers.

  1. Consider Refurbished Products

If you’re looking to upgrade your home’s appliances or electronics, consider purchasing refurbished products. Best Buy has a huge selection of pre-owned devices that have been inspected, repaired, and restored to their original condition. Not only are these products often more affordable than new ones, but they also help reduce electronic waste by giving products a second life.

  1. Use Recycling Programs

Recycling programs ensure that electronic waste is disposed of properly, reducing its impact on the environment. Best Buy’s recycling program is free for all and accepts a wide range of electronics, from cell phones to appliances.

  1. Take Advantage of Repair Services

Instead of throwing away broken appliances or electronics, consider repairing them. Repair services can help reduce electronic waste. Best Buy’s Geek Squad offers a variety of repair services, from fixing cracked smartphone screens to repairing washing machines.

  1. Consider Trade-In Programs

Trade-in programs allow you to receive credit towards new purchases in exchange for your old devices. Best Buy’s trade-in program accepts a wide range of electronics, including smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles. Not only does this program help reduce electronic waste, but it also helps make new purchases more affordable.

I hope that these tips have inspired you. This Earth Day, take the first step towards changing your lifestyle, reducing your carbon footprint, and making your home smarter and more sustainable. If you have an effective hack on how you save your home’s energy consumption and would like to share it with others, please comment below as a contest entry.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways.

  1. In a comment below, tell us your favourite smart home device and how you think it has improved your home’s energy consumption.
  2. To earn up to two additional contest entries, in a comment below, answer one of the below questions about smart home technology (if you answer both, put them in separate comments).
  • What is another term you would use for a “smart home”?
    • Future Home
    • Home Automation
    • Robotic Home
    • Sci-Fi Home
    • other (please say what term you would prefer)
  • The smart home products that are the easiest to set up are (explain what type of products and why)
  1. For one additional entry, create a public post on a social media channel sharing with your friends and followers that you are entering a Best Buy Blog contest for a chance to win a Google Nest thermostat and Philips Hue LED light bulbs; include the hashtag #BestBuyEarthDayContest, so we can find your post, and include a photo of your current thermostat. Then return here and tell us in a comment below on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms) so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.), but the post must be public so we can verify it is there.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select two winners from all eligible entries. One winner will receive the Google Nest smart thermostat and the Philips Hue LED light bulbs and the other will receive the Philips Hue LED light bulbs.

This contest runs from April 3rd to April 23rd.

Remember you can enter this contest in three different ways. Share this contest with your friends and family members so they too have a chance to bring the convenience and energy efficiency of a smart home to their living space.

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Good luck!

Bhupinder Kaur
Bhupinder is a senior editor and a collaborative team player at Best Buy Canada. She is passionate about creating consistent digital experiences with her writing, editing, analytics, and project management skills. Other than that, she loves to cook authentic Indian recipes for friends and family.


  1. I am happy to announce the winner(s) of this contest:

    Richard M – Vancouver BC
    Ryan J – Wroxeter, ON

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  2. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  3. The smart home products that are the easiest to set up are Philips Hue A19 smart LED light bulbs because you can control them using just your voice!

  4. My favourite smart home device is our new dryer which detects when the clothes are dry enough. Because the machine stops immediately when our clothes are dry, I think it has improved our home’s energy consumption.

  5. Smart speaker. We can get any information we want. We learn a lot & enjoy our music playlists.
    -Play Tennessee whiskey
    -what is today’s news?
    -what can I make with leftover buttermilk?
    -how do you spell……?
    -What foods are good for potassium?
    -how do you get a wax plant to bloom?
    -turn up the heat to 70
    -turn off the kitchen light
    -set the timer for 15 minutes
    -Wake me up at 6 AM with music

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