Sustainable, environmentally and morally sound living is important to you. It should be important to us all. But one downside to trying to live as environmentally-conscious as you can is the costs associated with the “clean green” lifestyle. You wouldn’t think that living sustainably would cost money, especially with your electric bill, but in some cases, it does. And if you’re a person who isn’t wealthy, it can be even harder to live by that moral compass. Statistics show that it’s harder for poor and working-class people to eat organic and healthy, to own energy-efficient items and live in sustainable ways than it is for their wealthier counterparts.
It might be harder, but it is possible to still live according to those admirable moral standards while still sticking to a budget. As more and more people tune into a sustainable lifestyle, goods and services are cropping up to help everyone, no matter their socio-economic status or level of income, do just that.
How To Save On An Electric Bill For The Environment
One of these new services is that of prepaid electricity. What a novel idea! Many people who are trying to cut down on their electricity usage are choosing to utilize prepaid electricity, to keep them from overuse and to keep costs down.
It works exactly as you’d expect – you pay for your electric service in advance, which keeps you not only to a budget but to a small amount of usage, benefiting the environment. Another great perk of using prepaid electricity is that there’s no credit check, which means no deposit. That’s one huge issue for many people who don’t have a lot of money.
These services require no credit check or long-term contracts, so you can try it out and see if it’s for you with no obligation or money tied up in it. Just pay in advance for your service and enjoy your prepaid electricity, knowing that you’re helping the environment and your wallet.
Another eco-and-budget friendly item related to electricity: “Smart” thermostats. Now, of course, we know that not everyone has the cash on hand to invest in a “smart” appliance – they can be very pricey – but many electric companies are actually offering their customers cash incentives or discounts for installing smart thermostats.
These are so good for the environment for so many reasons. And in many cases, you can even apply for a grant or financial assistance to pay for one. Either way, your investment will pay itself off within a very short amount of time, and save you tons of money on your electric bill (for those who haven’t gone the prepaid route yet).
Final Thoughts on Saving on your Electric Bill
These are just two ways that people are living in a sustainable fashion while taking care of their households and saving money. There are so many other amazing green options, little tweaks and tips you can utilize to save yourself cash and be good to the environment. It’s just a matter of trying out a few things to see what sticks. Healthy, happy living!