Ways To Save Some Money


According to the National Cancer Institute, the average cost of a pack of cigarettes is $6.28, which means a pack-a-day habit sets you back $188 per month or $2,292 per year.1 Ten years of smoking comes with a $22,920 price tag.


Traditional Lighting~

Comparisons between Traditional Incandescents, Halogen Incandescents, CFLs, and LEDs
 60W Traditional Incandescent43W
Energy-Saving Incandescent
60W Traditional 43W Halogen60W Traditional43W Halogen
Energy $ Saved (%)~25%~75%~65%~75%-80%~72%
Annual Energy Cost*$4.80$3.50$1.20$1.00
Bulb Life1000 hours1000 to 3000 hours10,000 hours25,000 hours

*Based on 2 hrs/day of usage, and electricity rate of 11 cents per kilowatt-hour, shown in U.S. dollars.


Power Bills~

Apply to get solar panels and watch your electric bill lower. This is a brilliant way for a homeowner to save some money. Most co-ops and energy places can hook you up.


Solar panels can create big savings

Ultimately, regardless of whether you’re looking at finances or carbon emissions, a solar panel system will generate big savings for homeowners. As the first data table illustrates, 20-year electricity savings from solar can be significant, ranging from the low end of $10k to almost $30k. The deciding factor will primarily be the cost of electricity, which varies significantly depending on where you live. Nonetheless, a good rule of thumb is if you live in a state with middle- to upper-level utility rates, solar will be a risk-free investment with major returns. On the emissions side, as panel system size increases, so do the CO2 reductions in the surrounding environment, making solar an eco-conscious investment. If you’re looking for customized estimates not only around potential solar savings but also around the cost of a solar panel system, try our Solar Calculator. If you’re ready to start looking at quotes from pre-screened solar contractors in your area.


Grill instead of cook using electricity.

Consider Costs

Calculating the cost of grilling can be difficult—and it depends on several things: the type of food you’re grilling, how much food you’re grilling, and how long you’re grilling The cost to refill a 20-gallon propane tank will be between $15-$20. An eight-pound bag of charcoal is about $10. But the real question is how much these two energy sources cost. A good estimate is about $1 an hour for gas. An eight-pound bag of charcoal can be used for about 5 grilling sessions of two hours each—also coming out to about a dollar an hour. So the two energy sources cost about the same amount