It’d be nice if you could run your home on clean energy without installing a bunch of expensive solar panels on your roof — or a giant wind turbine.
Come to think of it, it would be nice to save money on your power bills, too.
We’ve found a way you can do both, and it’s surprisingly easy. It takes all of two minutes to sign up for it.
The energy company Arcadia Power automatically finds you lower rates to reduce your electric bill up to 30%.
One of the Simplest Ways to Lower Your Power Bill
A dozen states across the country have open energy markets where you can shop around for an energy provider. But that can be complicated, and ordinary consumers like you and me have to watch out for hidden rate hikes, complex contracts or outright misinformation.
Arcadia Power does all that for you. It’ll monitor the energy market in your area then send you price alerts when it finds you a better deal.
Arcadia says it saves members as much as 30% on their power bills by switching their energy provider.
Once Arcadia finds you a better rate, it’ll send you an email with details about the new rate and estimated annual savings. Its motto is, “We do all the work, you save all the money.”
Currently, there are 12 states that let you shop around for electricity — Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming. Several other states might be moving toward that practice.
Hey, You Can Help Save the Planet, Too
Don’t live in one of those 12 states? With Arcadia, you can also offset your monthly electricity consumption with 100% renewable energy sources — no matter what state you live in.
The company matches each kilowatt-hour of power you use with a kilowatt-hour of wind or solar energy. Basically, it allows you to buy into wind farms and solar panels installed elsewhere.
Still on the fence? Here’s the kicker: When you sign up your home or apartment (yup, renters are eligible, too!) with Arcadia, you’ll get a free $20 Amazon gift card.
Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. His home is powered by natural gas and nuclear plants, while he is powered solely by caffeine.