Everyone is struggling with their finances and one of the best ways to lighten the load is to find ways to lower your electric bill. You can start by turning off lights and any other electric powered utilities in empty rooms. The bulbs you use can cost use more electric so invest in LED as replacements. Check into upgrading the insulation as this is a huge defense against the outside elements. Finally just be consistent and aware of your usage. Some items do not have to be on all the time. All of these tips will save you a notable amount on your next bill.
- Utility rates are increasing almost every year, and the average family’s electricity use has increased 13-fold since 1950!
- Some devices that stay plugged in all the time continue to use electricity even when they aren’t in use. Computer chargers are one of the most common culprits of phantom energy use.
- Fixing drafty windows and doors will also bring down the cost of your electric (and/or gas) bill. As with the energy-efficient light bulbs, this investment will pay off big in the long run.
” keeping the thermostat set at a consistent, comfortable temperature will save energy”