How To Lower Electric Bill in 10 Easy Ways

by Daniel Shermann

Energy bills can get really high especially in large houses. Even more so if there are multiple residents living in the house. Families are trying out more and more ways to lower electric bill. So they can use the money they will save for more important things. A lower electric bill also indicates that you are helping the environment by using up less energy

Just follow these tips to lower electric bill:

1. When not in use, turn off lights. The savings might be small initially, but it will all add up to huge savings in the long run. In this way, you are also not wasting precious energy.

2. Do regular maintenance with the air conditioning units. Dirty filters mean that your air conditioning unit has to work harder to keep you cooler and it has to consume more energy than necessary.

3. You should fix faucet drips all over the house. These drips mean that you are wasting water and your pump is working extra to replace the water. If the faucet is dripping hot water then your hot water heater is also performing unnecessary work.

4. Choose appliances that are good for the environment and are energy efficient. You can have your pick of energy saving appliances in any store. More and more people are becoming self-aware about the planet?s plight. Ask the salesman in the appliance store if they carry energy efficient appliances.

5. That being said, you should use your electrical appliances less. Even though they are energy efficient, they still eat up energy. When you have to use the clothes dryer, make sure there is a full load so you can use it to its full advantage. And if it is a breezy day, you can just air dry your clothes.

6. Stop drafts from coming in to your home. Check windows or openings for drafts. When you do find drafts, look for ways to cover them up. When there are drafts, the air that you are paying to keep cool or hot could leave the house.

7. When washing, do only full loads. Do not use the dishwasher or clothes dryer unless you have a full load to put in. Two small loads will cost twice as much as a single full load. You might as well wait until you have a full load to do.

8. Use timers for your air conditioning unit and thermostats. If you have one of those programmable thermostats, you can program it lower during colder months and higher during hotter months. This way your air conditioning unit or heater won?t have to consume so much energy.

9. Use natural light as much as possible. If there is still sunlight that can be used then you shouldn?t turn on the lights in your house. A few hours with your lights turned off could mean hundreds of dollars in savings for you in the long run.

10. Use solar power and other homemade energy. Homemade energy is a growing fad among American homes these days. You can harness the power of nature into producing energy for you. This can be done through solar panels and wind mills. It will lower electric bill in your home.

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