cleaner and cheaper energy choices {Choose Energy}

This post about shopping for energy providers is sponsored by Choose Energy; all opinions are 100% my own.

Living in the desert, sometimes things are very backwards.  Like when I grew up back East, winter was the off-season.  We were all huddled inside while the snow covered the yard and the ice slicked the road.  Virginia is somewhere in between the very cold, snowy states and the warmer Southern states, which meant a lot of freezing rain.  It iced everything in sight and caused the power to go out, sometimes for weeks.  Here in the California desert, the summer is the off-season when the temperatures reach 120+.  Those summer months our electricity bill goes through the roof, like I’m talking $600+ for a three bedroom house.  No matter where you live, energy consumption and charges is always an important topic.

Choosing the right energy provider isn’t always as simple as sticking with what the previous resident had.  You do have options.  There are many companies around that offer utilities services at competitive rates.  So, while you are shopping for the holidays, consider shopping around for the right energy provider.

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At, just type in your zipcode and find an energy solution that fits your lifestyle and budget.  You can save up to 25% just by switching.  I’m very aware of alternative energies, and am a big fan.  My house is situated directly next to a wind farm, thousands of hugemongous windmills. I love this clean energy option.  Another big one here in the desert is solar.  It is sunny here 360 days of the year, a “free” source of constant energy always shining down.  When I put my zipcode in the Choose Energy generator, this is what it recommended — solar.

This is our last Christmas of renting and when we buy a house in the spring (fingers crossed) we are looking for solar.  I cannot wait for the energy savings and the general feeling of happiness as our family consumes green energy.

So here is how it works — enter your zipcode and complete a short request form.  You will start to receive bids from preferred providers and then you can choose what works best for your home or business.  Switching is simple and your service will switch seamlessly, no interruptions.  Choose Energy has been successfully switching customers since 2005 so they know what they are doing!  So whether you are looking for your energy to be greener or just cheaper, they can get you get it done.

Visit before December 6, find a provider that fits your needs and you could win three months of free electricity from Choose Energy (up to $350). That’s a big score, especially during this time of year when money is going one way — out.

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  1. December 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm — Reply

    Wow! I had absolutely no idea that you could shop around for energy providers. One of the retired teachers I know recently put in his own solar panels and is now selling electricity to the power plant. I think that’s really cool!

    • December 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm — Reply

      Yes, people actually do that! Solar panels and also wind turbines will generally make more energy than you can use and you can sell it! I cannot wait to start doing that!

  2. December 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm — Reply

    This is good to know. Things like clean energy really make me more aware of what is going on in our world.

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  4. December 6, 2013 at 5:19 am — Reply

    ChooseEnergy sounds like a great program! We rent too, and our electric is included in our rent, but I would definitely check this out if we ever purchase a home.

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