Some monthly bills you can’t do anything to change, such as the rent or a mortgage payment. But most other bills can be decreased. One of those monthly bills that you can lower on your own is your electricity bill. Sure, you won’t be able to make a huge dent in your bill, but don’t think that just a few dollars in savings isn’t going to make a difference. A savings of $4 equals almost 50 bucks per year.
If you follow the steps I’ll outline in this post you will notice your electricity bill decrease month after month. Here’s how to do it.
Keep your electrical appliances well maintained if you want them to perform at their best. Regular cleaning and maintenance will help you save in two ways. They will run more efficiently (wasting less energy) and they will last you longer.
If you have old appliances you need to replace them. Older appliances do not run smoothly anymore. This means they could be drawing more electricity than they used to. Not only that, but older appliances use more energy than newer ones.
If you have an air conditioner, this is one of the appliances that will waste the most amount of electricity. Other than properly maintaining it, the only other way to save on them is to use them less. To do so, you’ll need to set your temperature at a comfortable level. Just alter it to make it just a bit cooler. Don’t go trying to turn summer into winter.
Your fridge is an energy hog, but it doesn’t have to be. Your refrigerator only turns on when the temperature inside has gotten too high. The temperature rises because the temperate outside (and the items inside) are warmer. In order to keep the temperate in the fridge as cool as possible, don’t pack the fridge with tall items or items that don’t need to be refrigerated. This is because the cool air inside needs to circulate freely. You should also not leave the door to the fridge open longer than is necessary.
If you are due to buy a new appliance, look for the ones with the energy star logo on them. These appliances will use less energy than other ones.
You’ve heard it before but you need to hear it again. Buy energy saving light bulbs. These bulbs will use about 11 watts instead of 60 watts. Not only that but these light bulbs will last you longer as well.