Here's how to keep cool while staying energy-efficient this summer

Jul 22 2019, 6:08 pm

When it hits the peak of summer, sometimes all you want to do is stay indoors, crank up the air conditioning, sit back and relax.

Ain’t nobody got time for melting outside in the heat. (Unless you’re into that. If so, by all means.)

There are now more choices than ever to escape the summer heat — but one of the most important things to consider is how to be energy efficient while keeping cool. Whether you’re deciding to be green to help the environment, to save money, or even just to try it out, every small step you take is one that helps the earth.

There are now more choices than ever when it comes to finding a product that works for you. Best Buy stores offer knowledgeable Blue Shirts who can advise you on the product that is best for you. And for those who prefer to stay indoors and shop online (we feel you!), Best Buy offers a new feature that allows you to search for air conditioners based on room size, cooling capacity, noise level, as well as Energy Star status.

De’Longhi Pinguino Wi-Fi 3-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner

De’Longhi Pinguino Wi-Fi 3-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner/Best Buy Canada

The De’Longhi Pinguino Wi-Fi 3-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner is perfect for those with environmental concerns. With a corresponding app that lets you control and monitor the unit remotely from your smartphone or tablet, you can turn your air conditioner on just before you get home rather than leaving it on all day and wasting energy cooling your home when nobody is there.

The De’Longhi can cool rooms up to 700 square feet and has Castrol wheels and handles, making it easy to move from room to room.

Dyson Tower Fan

Dyson Tower Fan/Best Buy Canada

The Dyson Tower Fan is a great alternative for people who don’t need (or can’t accommodate) a full AC unit. More Canadians are living in small apartments and condos, and this is a portable option that fits comfortably in condos and high-rises.

The sleep timer on the Dyson Tower Fan allows you to program the fan to shut off after pre-set intervals, ranging anywhere from 15 minutes to nine hours, helping you save energy when it is not needed.

HoMedics Personal Space Cooler

HoMedics Personal Space Cooler/Best Buy Canada

Although small, the HoMedics Personal Space Cooler is a perfect option for those who are looking to cool a smaller area, for example, their bed or office space. Not only is it energy efficient, but it is also free from ozone-depleting refrigerants.

Overall, cooling systems are becoming far less obtrusive, smaller, and quieter. They also don’t require a long, laborious process of installation.

As temperatures continue to rise, Canadians are becoming more conscious of their environmental footprint and their energy bills (as they should be!). Luckily, there are now in-home solutions that are both energy and cost-efficient.

For more cool summer tech, talk to a trusted Blue Shirt advisor at your local Best Buy store or find plenty of information online at

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