Money saving tips: How to Lower Electric Bill

Lower Electric Bill – This article offers tips on things that one can do to lower electric bill.

I find that utility bills are most expensive in the winter, as opposed to any other time of the year. They tend to be three hundred to five hundred percent more than they are during the spring or summer season. This year I have made a conceited effort to reduce my electric bill and now it’s three to four hundred percent less than it was last winter. This article will outline some easy steps to reduce electric bill.

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Every energy company charges their clients differently, however when the weather is a cold for more than half the year, and the heater is turned on for more than half the year, it becomes very costly to keep one’s house warm and comfortable.

Therefore, space heaters are a great option in place of central heating and wall heaters, because you can save thousands of dollars yearly. Instead of turning up the heat, put on some warm socks or house slippers, maybe house robes, and plug in the space heater, however, dress comfortably around the house instead of cranking up the heat.

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Do not turn the heat too far down if you have babies or small children or leave space heaters unattended. Make sure that heaters purchased are energy friendly and have safety switches. More importantly, do not leave space heaters unattended, especially if there are small children in the home. Honey well is a good brand and is known to carry safe and energy friendly heaters.

During the summer season, use fans instead of air conditioning. Additionally, try barbecuing more instead of using the stove and oven. There are some really great barbecue recipes. This can not only reduce the amount of time spent in the kitchen, but also save a lot of money.

Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot and dry laundry in small loads. This reduces the amount of time needed to dry each load and lower electric bill.

Replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescents, because they last longer, use less energy and are eco-friendly. Moreover, you are saving a lot of money and cutting back on waste. Also turn lights off when not in use.

Turn computers off when not in use; especially if you won’t be returning to it for about an hour or more. More so, at the end of the night turn off or unplug the power strips on most appliances (where applicable).

Also seal windows and doors with weather strips, silicone or foam to fill cracks or gaps. On account that a large percentage of heat or cold air is lost through (cracks) spaces around windows and doors during the winter and summer time. This can reduce energy cost largely.

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