Depending on where you live, your electrical bill can range anywhere from $60 to $300 or more. Taking steps to reduce your bill is not only good for your wallet, but ecologically friendly as well. So what can you do to bring down your energy bill? Here are some quick tips.
1. Use flourescent bulbs
Switching to flourescent bulbs will require an upfront investment, but it can save you over $100 a year. Flourescent bulbs also last longer than traditional ones, so you will definitely make back your initial investment over the years.
2. Turn off lights
Don’t be lazy, and make sure you turn off any lights that are not being used.
3. Seal up any cracks in your home
There are probably cracks and openings near windows and doors. Use caulk to seal them up, and you should save a minimum of 10% on your monthly bill.
4. Program your thermostat
Don’t cool or heat your home when you are not around. It’s just a waste of money. Get a programmable thermostat, and make sure your temperature is adjusted to save you money when you are at work. Alternatively, you can adjust your thermostat manually. This just requires more discipline.
5. Air dry your clothes
Dryers eat up a lot of energy. That’s why we recommend drying your clothes the old fashioned way.
6. Make use of any fans you have
If you live in a warm area, use your fans. They can make a room feel much cooler, and you will have to rely less on air conditioning as a result.
There are plenty of other ways to cut down your energy costs, but the ones above are easy to implement.