As a step to both reduce our carbon footprints and to save money around the house, many people are choosing to turn their thermostats down during the winter and up during the summer. There's no doubt that reducing the use of utilities can increase the money left over in your pocket at the end of each month, but very few people actually think that just paying their utilities can provide perks aside from keeping their home comfortable and water running.
Energy Plus Company is one company creating new initiatives to help people not only reduce their energy consumption, but to reward them for doing so. By signing up with the company and making sure to pay their bills on-time, customers can receive numerous perks including:
• Airline Miles
• Hotel Points
• Cash Back
• Education Savings
What's great about this initiative provided by Energy Plus is that there is no catch. The prices for energy are competitive, and users choose to receive whichever incentive they desire and earn them simply by doing something that they already do each month - pay their electric bill.
As part of a growing movement to create more efficient homes, Energy Plus, in addition to several other energy companies, offer free energy audit services as well. A homeowner can have an energy audit performed on their home to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible. Prior to having an energy audit down, however, there are a few inexpensive tasks homeowners can do to better their home's efficiency. A few include:
• Weather stripping windows and doors
• Caulking both outdoors and indoors
• Replace traditional light bulbs with fluorescent bulbs
In addition to providing energy audits to reduce carbon footprints, Energy Plus also supports the development of wind energy technologies - which is one of the cleanest energy forms available. Customers can sign up for an additional program, which does cost a few cents extra, to not only support wind energy, but to also have their homes benefit from it as well.
Currently, Energy Plus only offers service in the U.S. However, due to the growing popularity, those interested can expect the company to broaden its service range in the United States, and possible expand to Canada. The company currently does most of its business in the New England region of the U.S.