How To Lower Your Electrical Bill This Summer
Summertime means more sun, and more energy used to keep your home cool. It can be easy to forget to turn your appliances off until you you see your energy bill! You can conserve energy and lower your electric bill this summer by following these eco-friendly tips.
Turn Them Off
Don’t waste power by keeping lights on when you leave a room. It only takes a second to turn the switch to the off position. Each flipped switch will add up to a lot of money saved by the end of summer!
Use Energy Saving Bulbs
Replace regular light bulbs with energy-saving models, proven to use as much as 80% less electricity. These energy-saving bulbs produce the same amount of light as a traditional 60w bulb but only emit 18w in power, resulting in savings for your household.
Run Full Dishwasher Loads
Don’t operate your dishwasher until you have a full load of dirty dishes. Running it only half full wastes water as well as energy. Only have a few glasses and dishes that need cleaning? Ditch the dishwasher all-together and wash them by hand and let air dry.
Wait for a Full Laundry Load
The same mindset applies to washing your clothing. It’s more energy efficient to do laundry less often but wash only full loads. Washing clothes in warm or cold water rather than hot temperatures can also help decrease your energy bills.
Opt for Open Windows
When the weather outside permits, open your windows instead of running your AC 24/7. This is especially helpful at night so you can prevent your air conditioner running all night long.
Install Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat helps you control temperature levels from your smartphone. You can set your preferred temperatures, and even add times for the thermostat to change to different modes of cooling. Come home to a chilly home, and leave again knowing that your thermostat will kick into shut off the air!
Buy Energy Efficient Appliances
It may not be possible in your budget to replace all of your current appliances with the most energy-efficient models. But as your washer, dryer and refrigerator begin to need repairs, compare whether investing in a model with an Energy Saving Recommended logo would be your best investment.
Unplug When Possible
Appliances such as television sets, computers and phone chargers continue to draw energy even when shut off. Unplug these items at the wall socket when they are not in use.
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