I sure do love saving a buck. How about you? I’m always on the look out for different ways to save money, whether it’s using coupons and Groupons or turning off the water while brushing teeth and washing dishes.
I tell my boys if we can save money on necessities like food, electricity and water, then we’ll have more cash to spend on the fun stuff like ice cream, mini-golf, an afternoon at the movies or even a vacation. (That gets their attention for sure!)
So there’s nothing that irritates me more than walking by an empty room in my house and seeing a light or TV on. Except for seeing more than one light on. That’s even worse. To me, it’s like hearing nickels, dimes and quarters clanking down the drain and looking the other way.
So you can imagine how happy I was to recently discover there are more ways to save money on our electric bill than just flicking off lights. Here in the ‘Live Free or Die’ state of New Hampshire, due to deregulation, we can now choose which energy company we prefer. Freedom! (Patrick Henry would be thrilled.) Me too.
And furthermore, what would you say if I told you you could save up to 34% with Direct Energy over the public utility company Eversource? It’s true. And I can think of a million and one other ways to spend the extra pesos.
Direct Energy is an energy supplier in NH that offers a fixed-rate electricity plan that’s 34% below the current prices of Eversource. Even if you don’t live in NH, you might still be able to save big time, because Direct Energy is also one of the largest energy suppliers in North America with nearly 5 million customers. Chances are you live in a territory where you can save with Direct Energy too. Just visit DirectEnergy.com to find out more.
There are many benefits to being a Direct Energy consumer besides just the savings. Direct Energy provides online usage insights to help analyze the energy usage in your home and make informed decisions to help you use less energy. (And save money!)
Have you heard of Nest Learning Thermostat? I hadn’t. But it’s the coolest thermostat that learns your household schedule and automatically programs itself with features like auto-schedule, auto-away, energy history and more. Direct Energy offers these Nest Learning Thermostats to residential customers for no additional charge. It’s a win win.
And Nest thermostats are proven to save customers an additional 10-12% on heating bills and as much as 15% on cooling bills. And that’s above and beyond the initial 34%. So wow, that’s a lotta green.
Direct Energy is the only energy supplier that partners with Plenti, a rewards program that lets you earn points at one place and use them at another, with a single card that keeps track of the rewards. You can earn 1,000 Plenti points just by signing up with Direct Energy and you can learn more about that here! Score.
I was also pleasantly surprised to learn that Direct Energy partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and has committed $5 million dollars to Texas Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Houston. That’s the largest corporate contribution ever given for a specific campaign initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital. You can learn more about Direct Energy’s charity efforts here.
Be sure to visit Direct Energy and consider switching like five million others in North America have already. Direct Energy offers significant savings, Plenti rewards, helpful customer service and energy expertise. You’ll be saving lots ‘o green in the coming year with Direct Energy, and don’t forget who told you all about it first. (ME!) 🙂
New Hampshire Disclaimer:
*Savings refers to the current difference (of up to 34%) 12-month fixed price offer of 7.19¢/kWh and Eversource New Hampshire’s current Fixed Rate for Basic Service of 10.950¢/kWh, and does not include any other component of your electricity bill such as delivery or taxes. Eversource New Hampshire’s fixed rate is effective until December 31, 2016 and may change at that time. There may be no savings following that date. Direct Energy’s rate includes energy charges only and excludes delivery/transmission charges, taxes, and all other utility-related charges.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Direct Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.
34% savings would be huge for our home! Holy cow
Time to get signed up for Direct Energy today! Where do I sign? Great informative post!!
Wow! That is a huge savings!! I need to check this out further!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Oh I LOVE to save a buck because I’m cheap… and I’m so not ashamed to say that! 😉 Lights and running water are two things I’m a huge stickler about. Normally I don’t turn on any lights during the day unless I absolutely have to … like if it’s storming and dark out. Told ya, cheap. hahaha. Anyways, here in NC we can’t chose our electric provider, so I’m jealous! Save that money for me, girlfriend! <3 Cheers!
I’ll have to look into this. We’re in the Northeast and I know we have a choice. Thanks!
What a deal! Sign me up!
The Plenti points bonus alone is huge.
Aunt Pinkie7 says
What a great post!
I wish we had that choice in the South!! Great idea.
What a practical and timely idea, Allie! I’m excited about the prospect of lower electric bills!
We have a Nest thermostat and recommend it 100%!
Agreed, smaller bills are an exciting thought! 🙂
Christy Smith says
What a great discovery!! Our neighbors and I were just discussing this very thing. Energy bills here on the West Coast are outrageous and some neighbors have even received letters that they are using too much energy (and they are only a two person family). I am going to check this company out and pass along to my neighbors if applicable! Thank you!
Many thanks Christy – hope it is a help! XO
The photo of the Manchester skyline at night is absolutely exquisite! We have a beautiful town to call home!
Frances Swartz says
Hi Allie. This was interesting. I wish we had choices in Florida. Our oldest son, John, works for a company that services various power/electric companies in New England. Because of the competition, the companies are always looking for ways to save money and cut costs. They calculate all sorts of data….even the amount of electricity lost coming from the street to your house….They tell the companies when to buy electricity on commodity exchange. Way beyond me. I hope he is part of saving you some $$. I’ll ask him if DirectEnergy is one of his clients..
Hi Frances, thanks for dropping by. That’s so interesting what John does. I had no idea all the data research that goes into the electricity rates. It reminds me a little of what goes on behind the scenes with advertising on the web. There are all kinds of ad companies competing for ad fill space with various ad agencies, and there’s bidding going on behind the scenes all the time. It’s very technical and beyond me, but pretty fascinating.
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I’m with you Allie, rooms with lights and TV’s on are my nemesis too! I loved reading your post today and learning about a “Nest Learning Thermostat” I had no idea what it was and so cool that Direct Energy has such awesome partnerships with The Children’s Miracle Network and Plenti – I’d vaguely heard of Plenti rewards but had not looked into it – then I read about it here again. Here in Georgia, we have Jackson EMC – and the savings over other power company’s is substantial – and – to sweeten the deal, at the end of the year I get a check in the mail – a “sharing of profits” check – how cool is that eh?!
I hope you and all your boys have a wonderful weekend – and I hope it’s free of that white stuff so you don’t have to crank your thermostat up high! Also, btw, you have a beautiful home!
Evelyn @ My Turn for us says
Oh wow! With the summer months coming up, we are always looking for ways to save on our electricity bills, I need to check to see if they are in our area!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
I also love to save money. So loved reading this lovely post, Allie. I guess boys would have loved the idea of ice cream and mini-golf. Direct Energy sounds awesome. But sadly I have to turn on the lights most of the times, as we live in dark country. Have a nice weekend my friend. 🙂 PS: So much in love with your beautiful home.
Denise Q. says
Allie, Very cool. Thanks for doing the homework for all of us in NH. Your friend above wrote that she’s cheap. I don’t call it cheap, I call it smart. Thanks for the tip.