This New Yorker Saved $120 on Her Electric Bill — in the Middle of Winter

Rebecca Rindler of Brooklyn, New York posing outside for a photograph.
Rebecca Rindler of Brooklyn, New York is saving money on her power bill and helping fund renewable energy sources through Arcadia Power. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder
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Oh, the weather outside is frightful… yeah, that about sums it up.

It’s winter, and it’s cold outside. To keep it warm inside means your energy bill is going to skyrocket. Plus, you’re burning energy, and that’s not good for the environment.

Why not do something about that? Rebecca Rindler did. She saved $120 during a brutal New York winter last year while using energy that is environmentally friendly. Here’s how she did it.

Save Money (While Helping the Environment!)

You can use your energy bill to support renewable energy — no matter where you live.

With renewable energy company Arcadia Power, you can offset your monthly energy consumption with 100% renewable sources in about two minutes.

Rebecca Rindler, a financial services worker living in Brooklyn, New York, wanted to be able to choose where her power came from and know that she was helping promote clean, renewable energy.

Then she found a solution. Her cousin’s husband is one of the founders of renewable energy company Arcadia Power, which helps people support clean energy, no matter which company provides their power.

“I really liked Arcadia Power, because they use renewable energy sources, so they’re a way to improve sustainability,” she says. “That’s something that matters to me.”

Here’s where things got really interesting for Rindler. While she was feeling good about helping to fund renewable energy sources, she was about to get more good news from Arcadia Power.

The company signer her up for its price alerts program, which searched for providers that could supply her power at a lower cost. When they found one, they signed her up, and Rindler started paying less for her electricity.

“Basically, I did nothing,” she says. “I got this email, and then a few months later, I got another email that said, ‘Good news! We found a better rate.’”

You, too, can help fuel your home energy with renewable sources — and possibly save some money, too, just by signing up with Arcadia Power.

And, because you’re such a good person, the company will throw in a free $20 Amazon gift card.

You can sign up to qualify for your free gift card in about two minutes.

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.