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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Energy Efficient Living

By: Austin Brentley   |  1/9/15

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Energy Efficient Living

New Year’s resolutions are usually a disappointment:

  • You sign up for a gym membership but still put on weight.
  • Credit card debt doesn’t go away as planned.
  • New side projects never get started.

So making a commitment to reduce your electricity bill by 50% or more may sound unrealistic. Why bother making another promise to yourself that will go unfulfilled?

But resolutions (and savings) like these are possible. In fact, millions of Americans manage to reduce their electricity bills completely by following the below strategies:

Resolution 1: Carefully Study Your Utility Bill

This is the first (and most important) step. Spend at least one day going over your electricity bills from the past several months. You’ll probably discover that you’re paying too much. And the situation will only get worse as utility rates continue to skyrocket.

Now imagine slashing those bills by 50% or more.

What would you do with all that extra money? The answer to that question will keep you motivated as you move on to the next resolution. There are so many more important things you could be spending your money on than high utility bills.

Resolution 2: Taste the Potential Savings

5 New Year's Resolutions for Energy Efficient LivingUnlike losing weight or eliminating debt, saving energy is easy. It’s also financially rewarding. By reducing your electricity consumption, you end up saving money (a lot of money).

But many homeowners think that saving energy requires sacrifice.

It doesn’t.

Becoming more energy efficient is a painless investment that pays for itself. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Try it out and see the results yourself. Commit to making one of the improvements below and take a look at your utility bill after 30 days:

  • Switch from incandescent light bulbs to CFLs
  • Update older appliances with ENERGY STAR alternatives
  • Install a “smart” thermostat

Over the next month, watch as your energy consumption goes down and your savings go up. No major lifestyle changes required. You’ll experience, first hand, how simple energy efficiency improvements can lead to measurable savings.

Once you’re ready to grow those savings even more, move on to the next resolution.

Resolution 3: Schedule a FREE Solar Appointment

This is the easiest resolution on the list. Promise that you’ll schedule at least one free roof survey with a solar installation company. This step costs you nothing, but the potential benefits are unlimited.

When you meet with our solar advisors, you’ll discover:

  • Other painless energy efficiency tips
  • How to shrink your carbon footprint to zero
  • Whether you qualify for lucrative solar incentives
  • How to monetize your clean solar electricity

And best of all, you’ll learn how much money you’ll actually save every month — for the next 20, 30, or even 40 years.

The financial benefits of going solar are simply too hard to resist. This is why the majority who request a free roof survey from us move on to the next resolution.

Resolution 4: Go Solar Today and Save Money

Once you decide to go solar, the real savings begin. Watch as your monthly electricity bills plummet. Some of our customers even receive negative utility bills.

Go solar today and save money with every sunrise — money you can use for gym memberships, debt reduction, or even early retirement.

Solar power is a risk-free investment that offers decades of financial (and environmental) dividends. But you can grow your solar returns even more.

Read on to learn how.

Resolution 5: Spread the Word and Make Money

For your final New Year’s resolution, spread the word about solar and make money in the process.

At Astrum Solar, we’ll help you host an open house so you can demonstrate to friends and family how solar technology works. We provide a solar consultant and marketing materials for these free events. And for every neighbor who decides to go solar, you receive a generous cash reward.

It really doesn’t get much better than that. Interested? Download our flyer to learn more.

New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Be Excited to Complete

Ready to live a cleaner and more affordable lifestyle? Want to grow your savings, protect the environment, and make money in the process?

Learn how Astrum Solar can help. Schedule a free consultation with our solar team today!