5 Tips to Save Money on Your Electric Bill
If you’re like us, you’ve at one point in your life tried to tackle the -seemingly- uphill battle of working out how to cut costs on your energy bills. But don’t worry, with these 5 tips on how to save money on your electric bill, we’ve saved you some hassle on finding creative ways to do just that!
#1 – Seal all of your doors
Sealing your doors means that the outside air is less-likely to sneak its way into your newly-warmed or chilled home without you noticing. This, of course, can be avoided by placing the sealers around door frames, windows, air ducts, and any other passages to the outside world that you might have!
As a result, it takes less energy to heat your home during the winter and less A/C to cool it during the summer!
#2 – Wash your laundry at a lower temperature
It goes without saying that your clothes washer doesn’t just magically heat up, right? Regardless of the source of the water that’s supplied to your washer, you should avoid using unnecessary energy to heat it. Washing your laundry on a cold temperature is rumored to save you up to $200 a year on your energy bill!
#3 – Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs
Energy-efficient light bulbs will help you lower your total electricity consumption, and as a result will mean that the need to replace your light bulbs will be a less-regular occurrence less often – save money, save energy!
We recommend switching to LED bulbs (if you aren’t already). Although the bulbs are generally the most expensive when it comes to the upfront cost, due to their efficiency, they are the most cost effective in the longer-term.
#4 – Avoid using ‘standby’
When it comes to appliances that you aren’t actively using, make sure to turn them off at the wall. Using standby can drain excess electricity without your knowledge, so it’s important to ensure that your appliances are off from the plug.
#5 – Use the microwave more often
This one is short & sweet; A microwave can perform some tasks just as effectively as your stove, all whilst using considerably less energy to do so!. For example, if you’re reheating leftovers, opt for using the microwave instead of the stove. Not to mention, it also gets the job done a lot quicker!