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Mar

#OHMConnect Sustainable Living Starts At Home | Get Paid To Save Energy!

It goes without saying that I’m always on the lookout for ways to reduce my environmental footprint and save energy!

Whether it’s diving deep into Erika Summer’s 10 tips for sustainable living, or taking steps to embrace a minimalist lifestyle, I know that there are not many things more important in life than protecting the planet we all call home.

Which is why when I heard about a San Francisco-based energy sharing platform called OhmConnect, I knew I had to share it with you.

By: Team Kimberly

Although the mechanics are a bit more complex, OhmConnect is like the Airbnb for your home’s surplus energy. It allows you to be part of the energy-sharing movement and to get paid for the energy you don’t use.

How Does It Work?

OhmConnect is a free platform (available to practically everyone in California) which rewards you for saving energy, in an effort to reduce the load on power plants during peak energy-use times.

The rewards you earn can be converted into money deposited via a PayPal account, donations to your favorite charity, or credits toward energy-efficient products.

The Energy You Don’t Use

The process is simple. You sign-up for Ohmconnect and authorize the company to access your home’s smart meter data. You don’t have to buy or install any special equipment to save energy.

A few times a week, the company will alert you to energy spikes and ask you to cut back your power consumption, or it will dial-it-back for you through your smart thermostat and other smart devices. Then you get paid for the energy you don’t use.

To me, it’s a no-brainer!

Small Steps To A Greener Life

It might seem intimidating at first, but it’s possible that “greening” your life might be as easy as continuing to do what you 

already do – like packing a lunch instead of ordering out, or riding your bike to work.

This latest addition to my routine doesn’t just help me help the 

planet, but also keeps change in my pocket, which never hurts.

Learn to green-ify your home with this easy checklist!

Do you have any energy-saving tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!

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