There are quite a few different ways that you can lower your electric bill this winter. One of the easiest ways is to simply lower your thermostat when your are working or when you’re asleep. You also could switch to a thermostat that is programmable so you can plan out the temperature your home will be throughout the different hours of the day. Finally, make sure to keep your heat inside so that you’re not wasting it which will increase your electric bill
- The most obvious way to lower your electric bill is to lower your thermostat. For every 1 degree lower you can pay 1% lower on your bill.
- Use a programable thermostat to change the temperature throughout the day and close doors and vents for rooms not in use.
- Unplug any device not in use. Items plugged in still draw electricity, even when not in use. Don’t forget the LED lighting. It will cost more upfront but last much longer and uses 20-80% less energy.
“However, if you have a multi-stage heat pump or electric elements for backup on your heat pump, don’t change your setpoint significantly, as this can actually take more electricity to heat the space back up.”