Apr 16, 2021
Spring has officially sprung across the Northern Hemisphere! And with Earth Day just around the corner, what better way to show some love for the planet and your home by ensuring your space is prepared for higher electricity demands that come along with the summer heat.
We put together an official spring-cleaning checklist to help you keep the earth and your energy usage in mind:
Clean up bad energy usage habits
One of the easiest ways to reduce the environmental impact of your electricity usage is to use, well…less energy!
Save energy with landscaping
Did you know that landscaping can actually save you money on your energy bills? That’s right, the way you arrange your outdoor plants can have an impact on your home’s energy usage. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, one tree planted by your home can provide enough shade to reduce your home’s energy costs by up to 20% – that’s nothing to sneeze at! What’s more, April 30 is Arbor Day, an even better reason to plant some outdoor plants or trees for the planet and for your home.
Clean up your local power grid with community solar
Who said spring cleaning has to stay home? If you’re paying a utility bill and you live near a solar farm, chances are you’re easily able to clean up your local power grid, and it’s as simple as enrolling into our community solar program.
Subscribing to a Nexamp community solar farm costs nothing and allows renters, homeowners, business and non-profits to enjoy all the benefits that solar has to offer without actually installing rooftop panels. Electricity generated from our solar farms feed into your local grid. Subscribers receive energy credits on
their utility bills for the power produced by their share of the solar farm, saving them money on their annual electricity costs, while cleaning up their local energy grid.
If you live in a region that does not offer community solar, there are other alternatives. In deregulated markets, customers can select a third-party provider, also known as an ESCO (Energy Service Company). Some ESCOs offer 100% green energy options that you can buy into. However, not all ESCOs do. That’s why it’s important to do your research on all your options.
So, spring into this checklist to help you make your home more efficient this season and always.
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