Ways To Lower Your Electric Bills

I am delighted to see our electric bill has lowered last month. Monitoring bills is my one of my useful habits (laughs). My husband said that it’s going to get lower in the coming months because it’s starting to cool again. He added that usually electric bills get high during the summer season. Even so, I still wanted to make it sure we are saving energy at all times.

We should be more aware of saving. Here is to share with you some useful no-cost ways to save energy at home. I got this from Texas Co-op Power. I hope these would also be of help to you.

  • > Turn off everything not in use: lights, TVs, computers, etc.
  • > Check the air-conditioner filter each month and clean or replace it as needed. Dirty filters block air flow through your heating and cooling systems, increasing your energy bill and shortening the equipment’s life.
  • > During hot months, keep window coverings closed on the south, east and west windows. In winter, let the sun in.
  • > Glass fireplace doors help stop heat from being lost up the chimney. Also, close the fireplace damper when not burning a fire.
  • > Activate “sleep” features on computers and office equipment that power down when not in use for a while.
  • > Turn off equipment during longer periods of non-use to cut energy costs and improve longevity.
  • > When cooking, keep the lids on pots. Better yet, use a microwave oven instead.
  • > Dress appropriately for the weather, and set your thermostat to the lowest possible comfortable setting in winter and the highest comfortable setting in summer.
  • > On winter nights, put an extra blanket on the bed and turn down your thermostat more.
  • > In summer, use fans whenever possible to reduce AC usage. Inexpensive fans allow you to raise the thermostat temperature and still remain comfortable.
  • > To save hot water, take five-minute showers instead of baths.
  • > Do only full loads when using the clothes washer or dishwasher.
  • > Use cold water for laundry and save–detergents formulated for cold water get clothes just as clean.
  • > Lower the temperature on your water heater. It should be set at “warm”, so that a thermometer held under running water reads 120 degrees.

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2 thoughts on “Ways To Lower Your Electric Bills

  1. I do the same thing. I save much energy by hanging my clothes outside, then put in the dryer when almost dry. That way I don’t need to spend more electric by drying clothes. Now, I turn off my air condition every morning and let the cool weather in the morning filled our house. More way to save….

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