Saving money and having the freedom to save money are two important pieces to a running a busy family. From shopping for groceries, to big purchases like a car, we always shop around and if need be go a different route then intended to save money. For instance, we bought a new car last year a state away because we got what we wanted and saved!
While there are so many ways to save on energy, one big one we practice is always turning off lights and even walking around to turn them off every so often. We also have replaced out our lights with low energy use LED lighting, it all adds up and can pay for itself after some time.
Being in Southern California we try to conserve because if we don’t we pay in utility costs. I like to do walkarounds our house every so often to make sure lights and faucets are turned off and not wasting water and electricity. We have major drought measures in place and water our grounds when needed and as needed. Lucky we use gas so heating is always quick and efficient, ultimately saving water.
Shopping around to save money shouldn’t be any different when it comes to our home. From home remodeling projects, to products for the yard, even utilities have different ways of consuming. Different rates along with different companies are reasons for shopping around on utilities every so often leading to savings in money. While you may think your choices for utility providers is limited you may have choices, so check around for natural gas and electric supply products and better rates. By having energy choice and deregulation and freedom of shopping for providers, we can benefit from competitive pricing.
Every so often we like to check out energy provider rates and deals, our options on metering for utilities where offered, and even for our gas, there are options and providers available with different rates. IGS Energy is one of America’s largest independent suppliers of natural gas and electricity allowing families like ours to choose an energy supplier to best suit our needs. IGS Companies community support offers more on what IGS is doing to help communities.
While we love saving money on services we need, we also realize how important it is to reduce our use. We are not only helping lower our bills while reducing use, but we are setting examples for our children who will be growing up in a world with even more going on. It is important that they understand by having the freedom to shop around, they can control their consumption while also recognizing the benefits to efficient 21st century living.