Why Is My Electrical Bill So High?
Going through your electric bill is like trying to solve a mystery – it can be hard to decipher where all of your charges are coming from. You may want to blame your provider for your high bill, but the source of the problem may actually be coming from inside your home. To help you start saving money, we’ve identified a few culprits behind your high power usage.
If you’re turning your appliances and electronics off, but keeping them plugged into the outlet, you’re drawing phantom power. Even in standby mode, these items are able to draw extra electricity. Save energy by connecting devices to a power strip and turning it off when you’re not using them.
Overfeeding Big Items
The larger items in your house (i.e. fridges, dishwashers, and washing machines) are the most energy-consuming, and alone can make up a third of your energy bill. Try to only run your dishwasher or washing machine with full loads, and avoid heated drying as much as possible. And, while your refrigerator may need to be running continuously, try to reduce its workload by avoiding overstocking and fixing any leaks or other issues.
Using Appliances Past Their Prime
Everything has an expiration date, even your household appliances. If you’re sticking with an outdated item, it may be the reason your electric bill is through the roof. To fix this problem, simply upgrade to new energy-efficient models – they use four times less electricity than older ones.
Creating A Device-Charging Frenzy
The more high-tech you are, the more likely you are to have these devices plugged in, sucking in power from your home. Not only will unplugging your appliances keep your electric bill low, but unnecessary charging can also shorten your battery life, rather than increase it.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric for more tips on electrical safety. Guidelines like these can help you avoid serious injury and even death.
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