Lower Energy Bills With Environmentally Healthy Holiday Gifts
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Victory State Bank is always on the lookout for ways people can lower their expenses, thereby saving hard-earned dollars.
With this in mind, the bank points to tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), http://www.epa.gov, that can help to lower a gift-recipient’s energy bills, as well as support a healthy environment.
Energy Star, Design for the Environment, and WaterSense labels can be found on thousands of products across the country, making it easy to choose gifts that can help anyone on your list save energy and protect the environment.
By using these products this holiday season, consumers can cut their energy bills and harmful pollution.
LOOK FOR THE LABEL
The EPA suggests seeking out products that have energy-saving labels:
Energy Star Home Entertainment
You can find the Energy Star label on nearly all entertainment products from TVs and Blu-ray disc players to home-theaters-in-a-box.
If you are in the market for a digital picture frame, consider one that has earned the Energy Star. It uses 25 percent less energy than non-qualified models.
Energy Star Office Products
Shoppers can also find the Energy Star label on office products such as computers, LCD monitors, notebooks, multifunction printers and more. A home office fully equipped with Energy Star qualified products can save up to $380 over the lifetime of the products.
Energy Star qualified computers and monitors were created with a power management sleep mode to ensure you are saving energy (and money on utility bills) when the product is not in use.
Energy Star Qualified Battery-Chargers for your Favorite Product
Products that use Energy Star qualified battery-chargers, such as video game controls, digital cameras, shavers, hand vacuums, power tools, and cordless lawn mowers, use 35 percent less energy compared to conventional chargers. Old battery chargers can be recycled through many manufacturers and retailers that have electronics recycling programs nationwide.
Healthier Homes ‘Design for the Environment’ Label
From pet care products to dish soaps to supplies for a car, consumers should look for the Design for the Environment (DfE) label to quickly identify and choose products that are safer for families and also help protect the environment. In 2010, Americans using products with the DfE label cut the use of harmful chemicals by more than 600 million pounds.
About Victory State Bank:
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com .
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