The average American spends $163 on their electric bill every month. But you can save money and make your home far more earth friendly by following the simple tips on this infographic.

Granted, this graphic is made by a company trying to sell Pre-Paid Solar Purchase Agreements, but their math and their sources for the info here are both sound and there is nothing here pushing the use of their company over any others offering the same service.

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The bottom line is that if you do stop using phantom electricity by unplugging gadgets you aren’t using, even if you can’t (not everyone gets enough direct sunlight to use this option) or don’t switch to solar powered electricity, you can save around $80 a year. And, of course, if you do switch to solar, you can save even more and help the environment at the same time. Talk about a win-win situation.


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