How much money do you spend each month on electricity alone in your home? If you’ve looked at your bill you’d see that the cost adds up to more than what you probably spend on food for the whole family. Now maybe you might be one of those people that lives in an apartment where electricity is included or you might have had the money to install alternative energy options onto your house. If you don’t fall into either of these categories though, then you’ll need some simple tips on how to keep your electricity bill down. Here are 2 simple ways this can be done.
Don’t leave the lights on in your home when they can be off
Keeping the lights on in certain areas is probably the first thing that came to your head right? You knew I was going to say it. I want you to really think about it though. When you use the bathroom do you turn off the light when you leave? What about your kids? Do you leave the lights on in your kitchen or other areas of your home. We can go even further with this. What about appliances you don’t use such as a microwave. People for some reason leave these items on.
If you have a large family and you want lights off when not in use, then create reminders you can post within those places where they are sure to be seen. The bathrooms should be the main targets. You can also create a checklist for various household gadgets you don’t use all the time and make sure sure their off. You’ll really be surprised at how quickly this can add up in terms of savings. Yet most people look past this.
Update old energy consuming appliances in your home
We know that this is going to be hard for some people to do, because certain appliances cost a lot of money to replace. However, the money they can save you in the long run is well worth it. Keep in mind that if you look hard enough you can find a lot of energy efficient items on the secondary market that will give you a lot of life. Some of the main items to have updated would be washing machines, drying machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and big televisions.
All you have to do in order to reduce your electricity bill would be to carefully monitor how much power gets used and how much gets wasted. You might have to do some tracking in order to ensure you don’t miss anything. If you follow the 2 simple tips mentioned here it can go a long way, but don’t stop here. Consider having an inspection done on your home to make sure there’s no power going to waste. Get things such as insulation done to protect from wasting electricity. Every little bit helps and can add up to huge savings down the road.