Prices of electricity have skyrocketed over the past few decades so finding ways to bring your electric bill down is a must. I’ve found some great tips that I’ve used to cut my electricity bills in half. Plus, they don’t have as much of an impact on lifestyle as you might think. I’ll outline the tips below that can save you money on your electric bill.
Move the Needle on Your Thermostat
Heating and cooling your home are major factors when it comes to your electric bill if you use a heat pump or electric heat along with an air conditioner. Setting the thermostat to a few degrees higher in the Summer and a few degrees lower in the Winter can help you save. It may take some getting used to for a day or so but after that, it’s not so bad. You can also invest in a digital thermostat that allows you to time when your unit will run. For instance, if you’re not home all day, why not have the thermostat adjust the temperature accordingly and have it comfortable when you return home.
Cooking Tips for Energy Savings
Another major factor that effects your electric bill is your stove and oven. Consider skipping a meal for something cool such as a nice chef salad during Summer months and cook more in Winter. Cooking can dramatically heat your home and cause your air conditioner to run more in Summer. You can also substitute items that take hours to cook for items that only take minutes can help as well.
Does That Really Need to Be On?
If you’re like me then there are many things in your home that simply doesn’t need to be on all the time. This includes computers that no one is using and televisions that no one is watching. Many times people will have what nots and other things plugged in that use power. Although many of these things don’t use much power when you combine all of them together the energy used can be costly. Don’t forget about chargers and such as well since they may use power even when not in use.
Look for Energy Efficient Items
When you replace items in your home such as light bulbs, appliances, etc. be sure they are energy efficient. You can also consider replacing them before they go bad for energy savings. By using energy efficient products in your home you can not only save money but it makes a difference for the environment as well.