Life is more expensive today than ever before. With bills, your child’s school, and surgeries at facilities like Northwest Surgery Center to pay for, worrying about your electricity shouldn’t be an added stress.
Luckily, there are a few easy ways you can save money on your electricity bill at the end of each month that you can implement today.
Flip the Switch
How often do you leave a room and come back to it hours later only to realize you left the lights on? Or maybe you’re one of those people who insist on having every light on at maximum brightness throughout the day. While nobody wants to live in a dark dungeon, simply flipping the switch off behind you can save you a ton of money on electricity each month. It only takes half a second, and if you’re not using the room, there’s no reason to leave the light on in the first place.
Unplug Certain Devices
Something you may not be aware of is just how much power some of your devices draw, even when turned off. Because they are still plugged into an outlet, many devices continue to siphon your electricity by using “phantom power” while in standby mode. However, this can be combated by simply unplugging certain devices whenever they aren’t in use, such as computers, video game consoles, and some smart devices.
Use LED Bulbs
Tired of constantly replacing your old lightbulbs? Then it’s time to make a change and replace every light in your home with LED bulbs. These bulbs can last significantly longer than average bulbs, sometimes up to 30,000 hours! That saves you a lot of money and a ton of electricity over time. While it’s true that LED bulbs are a bit more expensive, they certainly pay for themselves and reduce your electricity bill in the process.
Turn it Down a Notch
A simple and fairly uninhibited way to save money on electricity is to turn down your heat or air conditioning by a couple of notches. If you typically sleep with the air conditioning set to seventy degrees Fahrenheit, turn it up to seventy-one instead. You won’t notice much of a difference and it will help you save money on your monthly bill. The same goes for using heat in the winter, where you can turn your thermostat down a degree or two and just bundle up in a hoodie or wrap yourself in a blanket.
By using these tips, you’ll be able to save even more money on your electricity bill and relieve some of the stress off your wallet.
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