IKEA’s Newest Collab Could Save You a Ton on Your Energy Bill
California is up first.
Published Sep 27, 2022 11:01 AM
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Between the mountains of research and getting quotes from specialized pros, investing in energy-efficient home upgrades can be exhausting. Sometimes we wish it were as fun as shopping for home decor—and now it is. IKEA, everyone’s favorite Swedish retailer, has recently partnered with solar technology and energy services provider SunPower Corp. to help encourage its shoppers to make the switch to renewable resources.
The catch? Right now the service is only available to IKEA Family loyalty members living in select locations across California, but fingers crossed it will expand nationwide soon. Essentially, if you spot a designated solar kiosk at a participating store, you can get connected with a SunPower adviser who will guide you through the four different packages (each one includes various combinations of solar, energy storage, and electric vehicle charging). Finally, switching to a more eco-friendly and affordable (in the long run!) lifestyle seems easier than putting together a Billy bookcase.
Even if you’re not one of the lucky Golden State residents, you can still make some positive changes to your space. We’ve listed a few favorite IKEA products that will scratch your sustainability itch for the time being.
The Water-Saving Attachment
You no longer have to completely swap out your faucet in order to spare your water bill. IKEA’s new Abacken nozzle (launching this October) twists on to any existing sink spout, and you can toggle between mist or spray modes that use less H2O (ahem, 95 percent less!) than most traditional systems. Did we mention it’s only $6?
The Upcycled Drapes
The Bengta blackout curtains are crafted from 34 half-liter PET bottles and can be cut to the length of your window with no hemming or sewing needed—the laminated fabric doesn’t shred.
The Feel-Good Light
Made from recycled plastic and renewable viscose, the Mojna pendant kamp is IKEA’s answer to reducing its polyester consumption. The fixture’s diffused glow (it comes with an LED bulb) makes it ideal to hang over a dining table or bed for added softness.
The Reusable Food Jar
If you’ve ever wanted your pantry to look like it’s been touched by Marie Kondo, getting a Korken jar is the first step. Everything from coffee grounds to rice can be housed inside the airtight vessel. So long, single-use baggies.
The All-Natural Mattress Topper
Say goodbye to artificial foam fillers and down feathers with IKEA’s 100 percent cotton pick. The topper is wrapped in uncolored and unbleached linen, while the interior is made up of an organic latex that will ensure you remain comfortable through every twist and turn. This sustainable option definitely has us sleeping easier.