Saving Money Lets Us Live Like We Want
We’ve got plans this year. Big plans. Huge plans. Those plans require money. One of the best ways to help get that money is to save wherever possible, and one of our biggest problems is electricity costs. I’d much rather put our cash towards a trip or a short jaunt than our utility bill. Therefore, I’ve put together some ways that the family can save on our utilities.
Turn Out the Lights
I don’t know how it is in your house, but in my house, the lights always seem to be on. My husband blames the kids, and my kids blame my husband. I think it’s a little of both. Either way, we’re just burning 75 watts of cash. From now on, we’re turning off the lights when we’re not in the room.
Unplug Wall Worts
If you don’t know what a Wall Wort is, let me fill you in. A Wall Wort is any sort electrical plug that is boxy. Those boxy plugs draw little bits of power even when you’re not using your device. No more of that!
Turn Up the Fridge
The colder the refrigerator, the more energy it draws. We’re going to be turning up our fridge a couple of degrees to try to save a little extra money.
No More Pausing the Video Games
I get that sometimes the kids are in the middle of a level when they need to leave the room for a few minutes, but there will be no more 30 minute pause sessions. If they love their game that much, they should be able to enjoy replaying that first half of the level. LOL
Get a Direct Energy Plan
Direct Energy Plans can save residents of Massachusetts a significant amount of money. In fact, you can save up to 30%* over National Grid MA’s electricity rate, and up to 8%* over Eversource’s electricity rate. Direct Energy also offers a fixed-rate energy plan, so your electricity rate won’t fluctuate throughout your contract term, and Direct Energy is the only energy provider toe be a part of Plenti. You can earn rewards every month on Plenti purchases, so I like that.
*All savings refers to the current difference between Direct Energy’s fixed rate offer and the Utility’s current Fixed Rate for Basic Service as of January 8, 2016, and does not include any other component of the electricity bill. Utility rates are subject to change and there may be no savings following the respective official utility rate change date. Direct Energy’s fixed rates include electricity supply charges only and excludes delivery/transmission charges, taxes, and all other utility-related charges. Offer is limited and valid for new residential customers only.
Direct Energy Plans Help Us Save Money
I’m all about the savings, because I’m all about the big plans we’ve got this year. The Year of the Ruehrweins is going to be epic, and all that epicness is going to require some green. With our new energy saving plan and our Direct Energy Plan, we’ll be saving up some of that green in no time.