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What to Buy on Prime Big Deal Days for a Smarter and More Energy-Efficient Home!

Kelsey Bourgeois
October 9, 2023

The OhmConnect Editorial team has compiled a list of our favorite Smart Home and Energy-Efficient products on sale for Big Deal Days on Amazon.

How to Use This List

Some items are “invite only”, meaning you must get on a list and wait for an email from Amazon to see if you get the deal price. Others are only available for Amazon Prime members.

You’ll find items as small as Smart Plugs (find OhmPlugs here) and as large as mini-split heating and cooling devices - all to save you energy. You’ll also find some categories of items we recommend specifically for their energy-efficiency. Peruse the category to find the size and price point that works for you.

These items are mostly on sale for October 9-10, 2023. If you’ve been considering buying any of the items below to make your home smarter and more energy efficient, now is the time to buy!


Item: Blink Video Doorbell

Price: $47.49 (50% off)

What we love about it:

  • It’s 50% off today and tomorrow
  • Answer your door from anywhere on your smartphone with 1080p HD day and infrared night video and two-way audio
  • Can we wire free or connected to existing doorbell system

Item: Blink Wired Floodlight Camera

Price: $49.99 (50% off)

What we love about it:

  • Crisp visual monitoring from the app
  • Two way audio from the app
  • Works with Alexa
  • Protect your home day and night, system comes with security alarm

Item: Amazon Smart Plug

Price: $12.99 (49% off October 9-10, 2023)

What we love about it:

  • Control devices hooked up while you’re out of the house
  • No Smart Home hub required
  • Save energy by scheduling certain items power down when they’re not needed
  • Climate Pledge Friendly

*Note: We recommend the TP Plug or OhmPlug as well so you can link that with your OhmConnect account!

Item: Simplisafe Security System

Price: $399.99 (But we expect it to go down during Big Deal Days)

What we love about it:

  • Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • 24/7 professional monitoring
  • Motion censors within 30 feet
  • See what’s happening at your home from your phone, even when you’re not there
  • Backup power sources for when power goes out

Item: Lutron Caseta Deluce Smart Dimmer

Price: $169.90 (34% off)

What we love about it:

  • Works with Alexa, Apple Home, Ring and Google Assistant
  • Saves energy and money by making your existing light fixtures smart
  • 5 star rating
  • Works with existing wiring

Item: Schlage Keypad Lock

Price: $121 (17% off)

What we love about it:

  • Keyless entry to increased security
  • Easy install (fits all standard doors) and easy coding
  • Backlit keypad for nighttime entry

Item: Echo pop and TP link plug

Price: $18.98 (Save 69% as apposed to buying separately)

What we love about it:

  • Controlled from an app (easy to control while out of the house)
  • Also controlled with voice with Alexa
  • TP-link can be connected to OhmConnect
  • Energy monitoring and scheduling to avoid waste (and earn Watts during OhmHours!)

Item: All Blink Smart Home items on sale now

Price: Variable

What we love about it:

  • We trust the brand
  • Deep discounts across the board!

Item: EF Ecoflow Portable Power Station

Price: $169 (52% off)

What we love about it:

  • Great for powering small electronics while camping or in an emergency situation (more on prepping for emergencies here)
  • Fast charging so you can get prepared as soon as you know there may be an emergency
  • Wide variety of ports to power all your important devices
  • 2 year warranty

Item: Chargepoint Car Charger

Price: $529.99 (12% off)

What we love about it:

  • Schedule car charging for off-peak times and save money
  • Charges 9x faster than a standard wall outlet
  • Level 2 electric vehicle charging station
  • Smartphone and Wifi enabled
  • Universal EV charger, tested on leading models

Item: Laundry drying rack

Price: $24.98 (39% off)

What we love about it:

  • Saves energy and money - most of the energy used in washing clothes goes into drying them. Skip that part and let nature take its course (learn more here.)
  • Folds down for easy storage
  • Made of steel, more likely to last longer

Item: Honeywell portable heat pump

Price: $574.99 (12% off)

What we love about it:

  • Heats more efficiently than a space heater and cools, too.
  • Good for auxiliary heat in old houses and rentals.
  • 4-in-1: heat pump, AC, dehumidifier, and fan

Item: DIY-friendly mini-split

Price: $1,718

What we love about it:

  • If you’re handy and want to install a mini-split to both heat and cool your home, Mr. Cool makes kits that come with pre-charged linesets.
  • If you can drill some holes and mount things securely, as well as have power in the right place, you can install one. You can also hire an electrician to run that power to the correct place.


Category: Water Efficiency Products

Price: Variable

What to look for:

  • You can minimize your water use by a lot simply by changing out a few water fixtures, specifically faucets, shower heads and toilets.
  • Look for the WaterSense label on any water aerator products or low-flow systems. More info here.

Category: Airfryers

Price: Variable

What we love about it:

  • More energy-efficient than using your oven and/or stove top

Category: Bidets

Price: Variable

What we love about it:

  • Never buy toilet paper again!

Category: Toaster Ovens

Price: Variable

What we love about it:

  • More energy-efficient to use than your oven, especially if you’re cooking for 1-2 people only

Category: SodaStream

Price: Variable

What we love about it:

  • Stop buying disposable bubbly waters like LaCroix and Bubly and make your own! Limiting the amount of items we throw away minimizes our carbon footprint.
  • Super fun to be creative in what you’re making and be able to enjoy it fresh.

Category: Electric Tea Kettles

Price: Variable

What we love about it:

  • For you tea and coffee lovers, it’s more energy-efficient to heat up water on an electric tea kettle than your stove, especially if your stove is gas powered.

Category: Induction stove top

Price: Variable

What we love about it:

  • Using a single or double induction stove top burner is a lot more energy efficient than using your entire stove top
  • An inexpensive way to save money and energy in your cooking habits

Category: Refurbished electronics

Price: Variable

What to look for:

  • Electronics have a bit of an outsized environmental impact when you buy them new, try looking at refurbished items first.
  • Be sure to check the reviews and buy only from well-known brands or product that have has third party testing of some kind.
  • Focus on simple electronics like external computer monitors or televisions, versus more complex ones like computers or phones, which we only recommend buying straight from the dealer and not through a third-party.
  • This refurbished wifi system looks great!
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