Going green is good for the environment and doesn’t have to be hard on your wallet. In this blog, we explore simple ways to go green and save money.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – there are several ways to reduce your consumption and recycle what you use, which can lower your energy use and expenses. Here are a few examples:
Limit purchases to mostly only what you need
Borrow items, especially for one-use projects
Utilize the library instead of purchasing items like books or movies
Avoid disposable products like paper napkins and plastic baggies
Assess your energy use – an excellent way to understand where your home or business may need tweaks for energy efficiency is to perform an energy audit. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a convenient calculator which can show you the impact of energy efficiency on your carbon footprint.
An energy-efficient home helps control the spend of your energy and money. AEP Energy Reward Store offers a host of connected home and energy efficient products for your home.
Use water saving products (shower head, sprinklers)
Install LED lightbulbs
Upgrade to a smart thermostat
Enroll in a renewable energy plan – of course, enrolling in a renewable energy plan, such as a REC-based plan or even solar energy is affordable and a great way to go green! AEP Energy offers a variety of green energy options.
If you’re interested in enrolling in a renewable plan for your home or business, or want more information on going green, we have resources for you!
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