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How to “Green” Your Home Overnight

Written By: Warm Thoughts Communications on March 31, 2020

Good for the planet, and good for your wallet.

How to "green" your home overnight

At Discount Power, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the option of supporting sustainable, renewable energy.

With our Green Energy plans, 100% of your electricity usage is offset by carbon-neutral wind energy. And you also get to lock in our low rates for the long term so you’re not only helping to protect the environment, you’re saving money right alongside.

But that’s not the only way you can go green. We’ve put together some tips that you can use to do better for the environment today, and in the long run.

Switch your light bulbs

Are you still using incandescent light bulbs? You could be saving energy and money by replacing them with light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Not only are LEDs more energy efficient, they last much longer so you’re not spending money as often to replace them (and you’re putting fewer light bulbs in the trash)!

Make laundry day more efficient

There are several ways you can save energy and water while doing your laundry.

Be smart about water

Water is a precious resource, and water heating accounts for 20% of our homes’ energy usage in a given year. Here are some ways you can reduce usage on both counts.

Use programmable thermostats

Did you know that you can save 10% on your heating and cooling costs by adjusting your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees for 8 hours each day? A programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperatures in your home at corresponding times. Some thermostats can even be managed right through your smartphone.

Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances

If you’re replacing appliances or home heating, cooling and comfort equipment in your home, prioritize energy efficiency. Look for the EnergyStar label.

Think green when it comes to waste

Recycling isn’t the only way you can reduce what you send to the landfill. Keep “green waste” like grass clippings and leaves out as well. Find out if your community collects those separately. You can also use them at your own home for compost, which acts as a free fertilizer for your yard and garden – perfect for landscaping this spring season.

Feel good about the electricity you use in your home. Contact us today to learn more about our Green Energy plans, and the benefits they provide.

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