With the inflation and the rising costs of pretty much everything, finding ways to reduce your electric bill can help you save hundreds of dollars a year. Once you change the way you use your electricity at home, you’ll notice a decrease in your electrical bill and more money in your wallet. Here are the top 10 ways on how to save money on your electric bill:
Way 1: Your supplier
Contact your electrical company and make your monthly payments based on the average it costed you last year. You’ll pay the difference or be credited back at the end of the year. This gives you piece of mind each month knowing how much you have to pay. If you have different companies that supply electricity in your area, check price differences amongst them.
Way 2: Take advantage of sunlight
Open your curtains and blinds to get maximum exposure to light from the sun. It helps heat your place and avoids the use of lights. If it’s summer time and you don’t want to heat your place, have thick curtains to absorb the heat from the sun.
Way 3: Turn it off
Simply turn things off when not in use such as your television, radio, and lights.
Way 4: Doors and windows
Close your doors and windows when it’s winter time. Make sure all your doors and windows are properly insulated to avoid cold air coming in. During summer, open your doors and windows to get maximum fresh air.
Way 5: Don’t play in the shower
You don’t need to spend half an hour running the shower each time you wash. This doesn’t mean you have to skip showers or not wash enough. Keep it to a minimum to what you really need and you’ll notice a drop in your bill.
Way 6: Adjust your setting
Set your heater on low enough during the winter nights to keep you comfortable enough and use thick blankets in bed. Turn your heater off when you’re not at home and when you go to work. During summer, use a fan instead of air conditioning.
Way 7: Use a laundry line
Use a laundry line as oppose to the dryer, it may take longer to dry but it’s worth it. Install a clothes line in your backyard or hang your clothes inside.
Way 8: Use smaller
Use a toaster, toaster oven, or microwave if what you’re baking or cooking is small enough. When buying new appliances, keep in mind the smaller the fridge, television etc. uses less electricity than larger ones.
Way 9: Use right
Use the right amount of water when you’re boiling, the right sized pot when cooking, and the right amount light when lighting a room. For example, if you’re boiling water for tea or an egg, you don’t need too much excess water to boil. Also, use energy efficient everything i.e. lightbulbs that consume less electricity.
Way 10: Defrost and cool
Defrost your frozen food to avoid more cooking time. Also, by letting food cool down before putting them in the fridge or freezer, less energy is needed to cool them.
Use LED lights, although they are more expensive to buy initially, they will save you more money in the long run.
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