If you want to opt into your utility company’s green choice you will have to contact them and sign up. Usually if you want to purchase green power you will pay a little bit more per kw/hr than you do now. Here is an example of how to opt into a utility’s green power option.
At the link below, you can find out the information for your local area. Typically you contact your utility company and tell them that you want to purchase power from a clean source. There will be a premium of a couple cents per kWh added onto your bill, but in return, you will be assured that the electricity you use comes from a green source.
Installing a solar domestic hot water (SDHW) system is one of the best investments homeowners can make to reduce their electric or natural gas water heating bills, with typical financial paybacks at less than eight years. Depending on the size of the system you install, your local climate, and your hot water use, SDHW systems can cut your water heating bills by 40 to 80 percent. Photovoltaic panels and wind energy can be quite economical if your site has adequate sun and wind resources. If you have a stream running through your property that drops along its course, tapping its energy potential may also be economical.
There are multiple products to purchase to create a greener home.
One of the simplest forms of green power you can buy for your home are CFL and LED bulbs. Green power can also reside in Energy Star appliances.
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