In a Green State of Mind? Use These Environmentally Sound Tips.

Green Home

So you want to do your part to protect the environment? PSO has resources to help you help the earth.

Consider these tips for staying green this summer:

Sign up for WindChoice.

Renewable wind power reduces fossil fuel usage, protecting the earth’s atmosphere. WindChoice from PSO is generated by 100% Oklahoma wind power, and it’s incredibly affordable — just a few extra dollars per month. With WindChoice, using green electricity is a breeze.

Enroll in paperless billing.

Wouldn’t you know it? Paper bills take a toll on forests. Save some trees with paperless billing. It’s more convenient and environmentally sound. Plus, woodland creatures are a huge fan.

Install LED fixtures and light bulbs.

Compared to standard incandescent bulbs, LEDs are 90% more efficient and last up to 50 times longer. LEDs emit very little heat, keeping your house cooler in the summer and taking stress off of your AC unit. Want to save even more? Check your local hardware store for instant LED discounts from PSO.

Set your hot water heater to 120 degrees.

If you’ve never adjusted the temperature on your hot water tank, there’s a good chance it’s set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Every 10-degree drop saves you 3-5% on water heating costs. So set your water heater to 120 degrees, and could save you 6-10% on water heating annually.