Green Collar BLOG
June 24, 2021

Understanding How to Save on Electric Bill

Important information about how to save on electric bill in your home!

Have you ever wondered why your electric bill was so high and if there was something you could do about it? We know many people are confused by their energy bills and are thinking about how to save on electric bill.  

Electricity is part of modern life for everyone, even though individual electricity use varies a lot. However, a great place to start when trying to lower your energy bill is by thinking about what your energy needs are, considering the demands of your space, the efficiency of your appliances, your energy use, and how billing works.  This all might sound a bit complicated, but don’t worry! You don’t have to go at it alone. Green Collar is here to help.

You can learn about your home’s unique energy use by scheduling a free energy assessment with Green Collar today.

Your space can determine your energy use

Electricity bills are one of the major expenses of a modern household.

But the size and efficiency of your house matter. It’s easy to see how an efficient tiny house with new, energy-star rated appliances and well-sealed windows will have a lower energy bill than a large, drafty farmhouse, even with updates.  

It’s not possible for everyone to replace all their appliances, update their heating system, or seal and insulate their whole house at once. You need to understand how your whole house operates so you can decide what to prioritize when it comes to how to save on electric bill.

If you want to learn more about your own home’s unique energy use, reach out to Green Collar and schedule a no-cost assessment. We are proud to be in partnership with the Mass Save Program. Mass Save rebates and incentives may be available to you as a homeowner, renter, or landlord. Being more energy efficient will pay off with lower energy costs!

How your energy bill is calculated

You definitely want to understand your space and everything that is using energy in it. But it’s also really helpful to understand how to read your energy bill. A good understanding of what’s on your bill and how it’s calculated will put you in a better position to lower it.

First, you should know that electricity is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). Your monthly electric bill reflects the cost of a kWh multiplied by the number of kWh used.

According to, the average residential customer in Massachusetts uses approximately 500 kWh per month. Your use may be higher or lower depending on your home and your unique energy needs. You can determine your average monthly usage by looking over your past electric bills.

Delivery & Supply

Your electric bill also includes the company’s costs of delivery and supply. Delivery costs include metering, billing and customer service. Supply costs are acquired by your electric company when they purchase the electricity used in your home. So the supply charges that appear on your bill may vary based on market conditions.

Figuring out how to save on electric bill & cut usage

There are many components to your electric bill and it can be difficult to figure out what to focus on to lower costs. 

Green Collar’s team of energy professionals understand how complicated it can be and are ready to provide a comprehensive evaluation of your home to help you identify energy-saving improvements and start saving.

The Mass Save Program is funded by the energy efficiency charge on all customers’ gas and electric bills. You’re already paying for this great program.

Recover your money and put it to use through improvements to your home. They will save you money on your electric bills!

Call Green Collar now at 413-409-6816 or contact us online!

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