Home schooling at home generally means that there will be constant energy usage. As a result, the cost for cooling, heating, or using other appliances is going to raise your overall energy bill. While you may be able to reduce the increase by playing it conservatively, these costs are inevitable. One thing you CAN do, however, is attempt to get discounts or bill credits. One such way is through a referral program, or otherwise known as “refer a friend”. In one specific case, Reliant Energy offers a referral program, and we’ve cited this as a use case for similar other de-regulated areas that offer these bonuses.