Easy Renewable Energy Tips to Make Your Home Spring Green

The phrase “renewable energy” often brings with it the thought of acres of solar arrays and wind turbines. But accessible renewable energy for individual homes is available on a much smaller scale and though you may decide to install solar panels on your home, “going green” doesn’t require it. These tips will show you easy ways to make your home spring green.

Use window coverings

Curtains and blinds can be insulators for your home. Opening and closing window coverings can allow you to make the best use of natural light and heat from the sun all year long and can help save on energy use and energy costs.

Use solar power outdoors

Instead of using electric powered lights, fountains and pool warmers, consider using solar-powered devices that charge all day and work all night, instead.

Reduce your carbon footprint

There are several ways to effectively reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. Check out the U.S. EPA’s Carbon Footprint Calendar to measure yours and see how small changes can make a big impact.

  • Reduce Waste – Recycling and reducing the things you dispose of, including food, helps to reduce the size of landfills and the methane gas they produce
  • Energy efficient products for the home – using energy efficient and connected home products can help you manage your energy spend. AEP Energy offers a host of energy-efficient and connected-home products in AEP Energy Reward Store
  • Choose renewable energy options for your home or business –As an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional electricity plans, AEP Energy offers ECO-Advantage®, which matches 100% of your electricity usage with national Green-e® Energy certified wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Just as environmentally responsible as recycling or practicing water conservation methods, selecting a green electricity supply plan for your home can also make a positive impact to the environment and does not require the purchase of equipment or additional costs

Install rooftop solar panels

If you’re considering rooftop solar but have been worried about the cost, you may want to check out AEP Energy Solar Marketplace. It’s our free, easy-to-use shopping service where you’ll have a dedicated energy advisor who will help you throughout the entire process, from selection of your solar rooftop system through installation. Some of the benefits are:

  • an instant evaluation to see if going solar is right for you
  • competitive offers for rooftop solar systems from the highest quality installers
  • options for financing
  • a custom rooftop solar design for your home

For more information on renewable energy, check out our resource library. If you are interested in the energy options available in your neighborhood, you can find them here.

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