The typical American family spends more than $1,600 a year on home utility bills, according to the U.S Department of Energy. However, most of us can do a lot to reduce our energy use, eliminating waste and making improvements that will make our homes more comfortable and more efficient.
Being smart about your energy use is good for the environment as well. The less electricity you use, the lower your home’s impact on the environment will be. You can do even more to protect the environment by incorporating energy from clean, renewable resources. Even if you aren’t planning costly improvements right now, you will find that there are many steps you can take to be more energy efficient. Most important, we encourage you to “think energy conservation first.” Be aware of your energy use and always look for ways to improve. Even something as simple as turning off the lights when you leave a room will make a difference in the long run.
The "I Choose" Pledge
You have the power to make a difference. If you have not already done so, consider using the “I Choose” pledge to show your personal commitment to make the smart use of resources a priority in your home. By being more conscious about your daily energy decisions, you can reduce your consumption and overall impact, thereby lowering your bills and protecting the environment. Join this effort as we chart a course toward a brighter energy future. Your choice is powerful. Simply print the I Choose Pledge Form (PDF) and return it with your next payment.