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Five ways Energy Smart can help make every day Earth Day


There are so many ways to improve your health and the environment at the same time — and to celebrate Earth Day (April 22). Now is a great time to get started.

Energy-efficient homes consume less electricity, gas and water. By saving energy, we reduce our carbon footprint, preserve natural resources, save money on utility bills and contribute to a healthier planet.

Here are five ways you can make a positive impact on the planet and our beautiful New Orleans community, right from your home:

Visit the Online Marketplace for energy-efficient products

Reduce your carbon footprint, and save money. You’ll find everyday savings on products like air purifiers, dehumidifiers, smart thermostats, LED bulbs and advanced power strips.To make a bigger impact, save even more with these Earth Day deals:

  • Lighting: 30% off Simply Conserve® standard LEDs; offer ends April 24.
  • Power-savers: 30% off Simply Conserve® advanced power strip; offer ends April 24.
  • Smart thermostats:
    • Sensi™ and Sensi™ Touch 2 smart thermostat for as low as $.01; offer ends April 24.
    • Google® Nest and Nest Learning Thermostat for as low as $.01; offer ends April 28.
    • Get an additional $30 off all ecobee smart thermostats (ecobee3 lite, Premium, Enhanced); offer ends April 29.
    • *New item* Save up to $155 on Honeywell Home Color 7 Day and T9 smart thermostats; offer ends May 1.

Upgrade to ENERGY STAR® certified appliances

Get rebates ($25-$500) on qualifying appliances, from air conditioners to water coolers, pool pumps and heat pump water heaters. 

Get an A/C tune up

Stay cool this summer, and save with a $150 instant rebate. Lower your energy usage, and help your A/C unit last longer.

Schedule a home energy assessment

It’s free and a great place to start, especially if you’re not sure how your home uses energy. You’ll receive a complete overview of your home, installation of energy-efficient products such as LED bulbs, water-savers and power strips, along with personalized recommendations to learn how to start saving immediately.

Charge your EV during off-hours

You can earn $7 or 2,100* miles of free driving per month by charging your vehicle off-peak at least three times per month. (*2,100 free miles based on 3 miles/kWh, at $0.1196/kWh. Actual results will vary.)

Small changes can make a world of difference. Participating in an Energy Smart offering is often an easy and affordable way to make a real impact. 

Start saving today. To learn more about Energy Smart and the other energy-saving opportunities, visit, email or call 504-229-6868.

New Orleans Editorial Team