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Can you save money by living green?

Green living energy saving

One of the most hotly debated issues is the effect of green living on your wallet. Some people say that a green revolution will save money, while others focus on the cost of the investment. So which is true? Does green living really help save money?

Investing in green living

The biggest impact on your wallet is probably the investment you will have to make to add green energy sources to your home. The purchase of solar panels costs on average about €4,000 to €6,000. At the moment, you do still get the VAT on this back in the Netherlands. A wind turbine will cost you around € 3,000 on average for a 1kW system.
It is an investment. Over the long term, it will not only save you money, but will also increase the value of your home.

Self-consumption of green energy

When you choose to install a system that helps you use green energy at home, it will significantly reduce your bill. Thanks to our smart eddi, you can also easily use the surplus of energy at home yourself. This prevents it from going back to the grid and ultimately earning you nothing.

Alternatives to investing in green energy

If you are not yet ready to invest in a green energy source, there are other ways for green living. Many energy providers offer green energy. Some even let you choose which source to use.
But aren't green energy suppliers expensive? Not always. With many green companies, you pay almost the same rate as gray companies.

Other ways of green living

Living green not only includes being conscious of electricity, but also contributing to a better climate in a broader sense. If you really want to lower your carbon footprint, more changes in your life are needed. Consider recycling, buying plastic-free products and eating plant-based foods more often.
Trying to live a green life can quickly feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. By making small changes, you can already have a positive impact on the climate. For example, wash on a colder setting more often or make your own compost for the garden with kitchen and garden waste. Even a simple step like turning off the lights when you leave the room contributes to a better climate. The advantage of smaller steps is that they are also easier to stick to, making it easier to live green and save money.

More than just money

The main reason behind green living is to contribute to a better climate. Living green may save you money, but for many it is more important to know that they are doing something good for the earth. The fact that it is good for your wallet is a nice extra.