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How to Save Money on Light Bill

Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.

These tips might seem small, but they'll make a big difference when it comes time for you to pay that monthly bill!

Replace old light bulbs with LED light bulbs

LED light bulbs use less energy than traditional light bulbs and last longer, so they're an investment that will pay off in the long run. They typically cost more upfront, though, but you'll save money in the long term. Plus, LED lights are better for the environment because they don't contain mercury or other hazardous materials.

You can buy cheaper LED bulbs from discount retailers like Walmart or Home Depot, or you can order them online at stores like Amazon.

Unplug unused electronics

One of the easiest ways to save money on your light bill is by unplugging unused electronics. This includes TVs, lamps, hair dryers, and other devices that you don't use frequently or don't need on at all times. You can also plug multiple electronics into one power strip (and turn off the strip when not in use) or use a timer for that purpose.

Install motion sensor lights

Motion sensor lights are a great way to save money on your electricity bill and make it easier to get out of the house in the morning. Motion sensor lights turn on when someone walks by them, so they don't waste energy by turning on when nobody is around (if you're concerned about safety at night, consider adding some flashing lights as well). It's also more cost-effective since you don't have to keep turning them off when there's no one in sight. In addition, motion sensor lighting is more efficient than normal light bulbs because they don't burn for as long - which means less heat produced in your room!

Motion sensor lights are environmentally friendly too: they use less electricity than regular bulbs do; this cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that supply electricity from coal or natural gas burning processes . They also last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs making them more economical over time because you won't need new ones very often (or ever!)

Lower the temperature on your water heater

Lower the temperature on your water heater

If you have a tankless water heater, it's easy to lower the temperature by turning off its power. If you have a storage tank, check out this video on how to do it.

If you're not sure where the thermostat is located or what setting it should be at, test it with an infrared thermometer (which can be picked up at any hardware store). If there's no thermostat present, consult with an HVAC professional about installing one for safety reasons.

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Adjusting your water heater’s temperature can take some trial and error so take note of how many degrees of difference between 65 degrees fahrenheit and 70 degrees fahrenheit makes a significant difference in your electricity bill over time!

Ditch the power strips and plug directly into wall outlet

Plugging directly into the wall is more efficient than plugging in a power strip, but it's also possible to do both and save money. Here's how:

  • Plug your computer and monitor directly into the wall outlet. This will give you the most energy efficiency, and ultimately save you money on your electric bill. The only thing that would be plugged into this outlet is the actual device being powered—the computers need to be plugged in directly for optimal usage and performance!
  • If you have multiple other items that need to be plugged into this same outlet as well (you might have some speakers or other devices), then use a power strip instead of another extension cord. Power strips allow multiple devices to run at once while still only using one outlet on your wall!

You can save money on your electricity bills by making a few adjustments to your daily routine.

You can save money on your electricity bills by making a few adjustments to your daily routine.

First, consider switching out old incandescent light bulbs for more efficient LED lights. These can be expensive up front, but they last longer and use less energy than traditional bulbs, so they'll pay for themselves in the long run. To make sure you're buying an energy-efficient bulb that will actually provide you with the light output you need, determine how many lumens are needed per square foot of room space based on where the lamp is going (for example, if it's in a living room). Then compare this number against what's listed on the packaging as "lumens." If it's higher than what's needed for that space type, pass it up and look for something with lower lumens per watt (LPW).


We hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as we did writing it! We know that saving money on your electricity bills can be a challenge, but with the tips in this guide we believe that you will be able to do so.


This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2022 Shanon Sandquist

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