Bright Ideas

Learn how to use less and save more on your energy bill with Bright Ideas from Appalachian Power.

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Knowledge is power when it comes to your energy usage.

Your energy bill is based directly on how many kilowatt-hours you use. Keeping the lights on isn’t cheap, not to mention the air conditioning, furnace or hot water heater. In fact, according to ENERGY STAR®, the typical family spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills.

The best way to start saving on your energy costs is to learn about your energy usage and take an active role in controlling it. With simple habit changes, easy home improvements and smart buying, you can lighten your energy costs and keep cash in your wallet.

Schedule a home energy assessment to learn additional ways to become more energy efficient →

About Bright Ideas

Do you know how much your devices and appliances cost you each year?

The first step to taking control of your energy bill is learning how much energy your common appliances use — and how that translates to what you pay annually.

Evaluate your energy consumption using our interactive calculator or manually by following the steps in this sharable pdf.

Calculate your energy usage

Featured Tips

How much do you know about the energy in your home?

An energy-efficient home means less wasted energy and more savings in your pocket. Read tips on saving energy and managing your electric bill.

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ENERGY STAR® Home Upgrade Checklist

Take our quiz below, or visit the ENERGY STAR website to learn more.

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