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How to Save Money on Electric 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.

We all know that turning off lights when we leave rooms is important and using less hot water in each shower helps too, but there are many other ways we can red

close all the curtains and blinds to prevent the sun from heating your home

Closing all the curtains and blinds to prevent the sun from heating your home is one of the easiest ways to save money on your electric bill because it can reduce your energy usage by up to 10%. In addition, it's important to close them in the morning as well as in the evening, because sunlight tends to enter through windows at different times of day. You should also be sure to close them when there's going to be strong sunlight outside, like on hot days or cold days where there's snowing outside.

avoid using a lot of electronic devices during the day

One of the easiest things you can do to save money on your electric bill is to avoid using a lot of electronic devices during the day. Instead, use them in the morning or after sunset.

If you have a computer, use it at night when no one else is home and there are no lights on in other rooms. The same goes for phones, TVs and other electronics. Just be sure to shut off everything when it's not being used so that they don't suck energy while they're turned off (or even worse: still plugged in).

Another way to reduce your electricity usage during the day is by using a power strip to turn off devices when not in use rather than unplugging them every time. You can also purchase smart plugs that will automatically turn off appliances as soon as they stop receiving power from their wall outlets or surge protectors—saving even more money!

keep your thermostat at 68 degrees or lower to reduce energy costs

You can save money on your electric bill by keeping the thermostat set at 68 degrees or lower. If you’re cold in winter, turn the heater up a little bit. But if you’re hot, leave it alone!

To save even more money on heating bills, turn down the thermostat when you go to bed at night and when no one is home during the day. Even in winter, setting it back 10-15 degrees can make a big difference in how much energy is used and wasted by your furnace or air conditioner!

set your water heater temperature to 120 degrees

If you're not using your hot water, turn it off. Even if you're just letting the water sit in the tank, it's still costing you money. Set your temperature to 120 degrees and keep an eye on how much energy is being used by the hot water heater. If it's consistently above $20 a month, then there are probably some leaks or other issues that need to be fixed before that number can go down again.

If your hot water heater is more than 10 years old (and if you don't want to use cold water), consider installing a solar panel specifically for heating your water! The cost of installing this type of system varies depending on what kind of panels are being used as well as where they'll be installed; however most electricians agree that solar panels are becoming cheaper every year due to technological advancements made at universities around the world (including MIT).

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air dry clothes instead of using the dryer

  • Air drying clothes is better for the environment.
  • Air drying clothes uses less energy.
  • Air drying clothes is better for your clothes.
  • Air drying clothes is cheaper.
  • Air drying clothes is better for your health.

turn off lights in rooms that are not in use

Here are some simple ways you can save on electricity:

  • If you leave a room, turn off the lights. This one is a no-brainer, but sometimes we forget. Just be mindful of when you're leaving rooms and turn off the lights behind you as well (you know… unless you like leaving lights on).
  • Turn off unused lights in rooms that are not in use. If there are multiple lamps or light fixtures in your bedroom that aren't being used at night, for example, this will help lower your electric bill considerably. In general, if there's no reason for a light to be on other than that someone left it accidentally turned on—or because they forgot about it—turning it off will save energy and money!

turn off ceiling fans when nobody is in the room

If you frequently leave the room to go get something or take a break, turn off the ceiling fan when you leave. This is especially true if no one is in the room and can benefit from having it on.

Turning off any appliance that doesn't have to be running (like your TV) while not in use will save you money and make your house more comfortable.

There are simple steps that we can take to reduce our electric bills

There are simple steps that we can take to reduce our electric bills:

  • Reduce the amount of energy you use. This is the first step in saving money on your electricity bill. There are many ways to do this, including using energy-efficient lightbulbs, turning off lights and appliances when they are not in use, and weatherproofing your home (such as caulking windows and doors).
  • Save money by using less energy. You should also consider reducing your overall usage by installing new appliances or replacing older ones with newer models that use less electricity. If you are unsure how much an appliance uses per year, look at its EnergyGuide label (located on the back or bottom of most appliances) for information about its annual operating cost in kilowatt-hours (kWh). In general, appliances that use between 1-10 kWh/year are considered “energy efficient” while those who use more than 10 kWh/year may be worth upgrading to a more efficient model since they will save you money over time
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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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