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Reduce your home’s carbon footprint with solutions for a more sustainable home

State Farm® teams up with WattBuy to calculate your home carbon footprint and find renewable energy options in your area.

A recent State Farm consumer surveyfootnote 1 revealed that 72% of surveyed homeowners say that sustainability and a green lifestyle are important to them. But making the switch to a renewable energy provider and creating an energy efficient home can be overwhelming.

That's why State Farm is introducing a new collaboration with WattBuy to bring personalized, renewable energy options to customers like you. Homeowners and renters in Pennsylvania, Texas, Illinois and Ohio may have access to personalized renewable energy optionsfootnote 2 and potential cost-saving products that can help make an impact, reduce their household carbon footprint, and potentially save money on their home energy bill.

How WattBuy's free service works

WattBuy’s free service makes it easy for select homeowners and renters in Pennsylvania, Texas, Illinois and Ohio to begin taking action toward reducing their home carbon footprint. By simply entering your home address and validating property details such as age, address, square footage, number of bedrooms, and whether the house has a basement, you will receive a detailed home energy reportfootnote 3. Your personalized report includes your home carbon footprint, CO2 emissions, and monthly energy usage and bill.

After validating property details and energy provider, WattBuy will also compare your energy usage to others, showcase 100% renewable energy plansfootnote 4 available in your area, and help you easily switch providers. They can even help you make the switch to rooftop solar panels.

Through the State Farm and WattBuy collaboration, you can also view and purchase LED lightbulbs, smart thermostats, and smart plugs to begin working towards sustainable living.

Making an impact with home energy savings

Homeowners and renters have the power to make a positive impact by reducing their carbon footprint within their own property. Some of the home energy efficiency suggestions from WattBuy provide real and practical ways to make more sustainable choices for your home.

Use renewable energy sources: Using renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. If you're not ready or able to install solar panels on your roof, consider signing up for a renewable energy program through WattBuy.

Switch to energy efficient lightbulbs: One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is by switching to energy efficient lightbulbs. LED light bulbs use up to 90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longerfootnote 5. Switching to energy efficient lightbulbs not only provides energy savings but also saves money on electricity bills.

Install a programmable thermostat: Another way to reduce your carbon footprint is by installing a programmable thermostat. This device allows you to program your heating and cooling system to turn off when you're not home and lower your temperature at night to save you up to 10% on your energy bill and reduce your carbon emissionsfootnote 5.

Add smart plugs: Smart plugs allow you to easily control and monitor the electricity usage of your appliances and other electronic devices. With a smart plug, you can turn off appliances and electronics that you're not using, which can help lower your overall electricity consumption. You can also set up custom schedules to automatically turn off appliances and electronics when you're not using them and save even more. Plus, with the ability to monitor your electricity usage in real time, a smart plug can help you better understand your energy consumption habits and make changes.

Reducing your carbon footprint as a homeowner or renter can be a step toward a more sustainable home. By making simple changes like switching to a renewable energy source and implementing small home projects such as switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs, installing a programmable thermostat, upgrading your appliances and using smart plugs, you can make a positive impact with the added benefit of saving money on your energy bills.

For more information about the State Farm and WattBuy collaboration, contact the State Farm / WattBuy Support Team and check out some of these helpful articles to help you save energy:

return to reference 1 Ask Suzy. (2022, July). Renewable energy marketplace. [Unpublished raw data]. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.

return to reference 2 Availability may vary by location.

return to reference 3 Estimates based on your home characteristics (sq ft, bed/bath, age and heating/cooling type etc) and regional characteristics (weather, climate, typical usage patterns, etc).

return to reference 4 Energy plans and providers are compiled by WattBuy. WattBuy is responsible for the calculations of the carbon footprint. State Farm neither selects the order presented nor endorses any providers, plans or products.

return to reference 5 According to the US Department of Energy.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm® (including State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates). While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. State Farm is not responsible for, and does not endorse or approve, either implicitly or explicitly, the content of any third party sites that might be hyperlinked from this page. The information is not intended to replace manuals, instructions or information provided by a manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional, or to affect coverage under any applicable insurance policy. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.

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