“I wish I cared about anything as much as my dad cares about lights being turned off in unoccupied rooms” is a popular meme making rounds on social media. Although it may make you laugh, anyone trying to stick to a budget and save money knows that by turning off lights and appliances that aren’t in use, you can save not only energy but also money. Did you know that you can also save money by purchasing appliances designed to save energy? Energy Star appliances help you conserve energy and you can receive tax credits or rebates for using them. The products page of the Energy Star website has information on where to purchase appliances, rebates, and quality ratings for all types of household appliances. Energysage.com has lots of information about solar products as well as incentives and programs for energy savers. Finally, DSIRE has detailed information about government energy saver policies and incentives by state. If you are considering purchasing a new appliance for your home, remember to research energy star appliances to see if they are right for you so that you can take advantage of the many different types of incentives offered.