Houston Public Media’s Solar Energy Sponsor is challenging the public to consider how they can use less energy and be more eco-friendly – providing them with a unique insight into reducing their energy footprint and being more sustainable. The micro-insurance company Afliti Life aims to inspire individuals to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle and rewards them for reducing their energy usage with cashback on purchased appliances. Additionally, the rewards programme encourages participants to consider changing the way they heat their homes, using alternative energy sources and reducing their eco-footprint.
Why Are They Doing This?
In September 2018, the Houston area experienced its hottest month on record, with temperatures reaching well over 40 degrees. The combination of record-breaking temperatures and very little rainfall saw energy use soar by 15% compared to the average October – with some homes going above and beyond their energy use limits. While climate change is a serious concern and every individual needs to play their part in reducing their carbon footprint, this incentive provides an easy way to contribute towards a cause that is close to many people’s hearts: the environment. As well as being a beacon for sustainable living, many Houstonians are worried about the cost of energy in the long-term. The price of oil has increased by 80% since the start of this year and the future of the oil industry remains uncertain.
On the subject of energy, change is a constant. Just as the fossil fuel industry fought against the idea of renewable energy sources before they were commonplace, the insurance industry is also undergoing a seismic shift with regards to energy insurance. The concept of insuring the cost of energy used in your home is still relatively new, with many traditional energy insurers shying away from insuring properties that are energy-efficient or designed to reduce their eco-footprint. Despite this trend, Afliti Life is determined to lead the way in supporting energy-conserving initiatives and incentivising low-energy living, as this is the future of insurance. In order to do this, they have developed a unique prizes programme that is designed to incentivise participants to reduce their energy usage and become more eco-friendly.
Just how eco-friendly are you feeling these days? Are you doing your bit to help the environment and cut down your dependence on fossil fuels? By investing in sustainable and low-energy living, you not only help to protect the planet but you might just earn yourself some extra money in the long run.
Cashback On Purchased Appliances
Afliti Life’s mission is to ensure that no one is caught out in the financial chaos that comes with the unexpected. One way they are doing this is by rewarding low-energy living with money in the form of cashback on purchased appliances. The scheme provides users with a basket of household items that are suitable for replacing energy-guzzling devices. Additionally, the scheme provides users with enough money for a one-off energy bill payment or two smaller payments towards regular bills.
The idea behind the scheme is to provide affordable and reliable heating and cooling that fits within the budget of every home. Additionally, the scheme provides users with a one-stop shop for all their home appliance needs. If you are looking for a new washing machine, for example, you can compare the best offers and features to help you make the right choice for your home. Similarly, you can use the website to research the best air con and hot water dispenser to fit your needs and the environment you aim to protect.
Replacing old appliances with new, more efficient models is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save money. In order to accommodate this, Afliti Life has designed their scheme so that you can claim cashback on all new appliances purchased after the 1st of October 2018. While you could get cashback on larger purchases such as a fridge or freezer, the minimum payment for the cashback is only £250 – providing you with enough money to make a modest difference to your energy bills.
Additional Prizes On Reduction Of Energy Use
In addition to paying you to replace old appliances and cut down your energy use, Afliti Life is determined to reward you for going above and beyond your energy use limits. Just how eco-friendly are you feeling these days? On this front, Afliti Life has a number of prizes available to those who sign up for their email alerts. The prizes range from an eco plant to keep you motivated to a year’s worth of green living discounts and grants that can be used towards purchases of energy-saving equipment.
If you use less energy than you use to be comfortable, you will get extra prizes. The more you use, the bigger your rewards – with a focus on renewable energy sources and energy-efficient appliances.
The Future Of Insuring Against The Price Of Energy
While many traditional energy insurers will still deny coverage for homes that implement green measures, Afliti Life is committed to supporting environmentally-friendly homes and encouraging energy-saving behaviour. The future of energy insurance is looking very good indeed.