With the heating waves becoming uncontrollable this Summer, it is not surprising to see a hefty electric bill waiting at your door.
With air conditioners and pools being constantly used to ease away the hotness of the Summer, electric bill prices can surprise most people whenever it’s time to pay. This is especially true in the Summer when consumption becomes more expensive because utility companies tend to raise a few cents of your electric bill.
Here we will explain how to be more energy-efficient, and avoid high electric costs down the line. Read on!
Make Sure to Turn Off the Lights of Unused Rooms
Most times whenever we leave a room, we tend to forget to turn off the lights. This can cause your electric bill to accumulate over time, especially if you have incandescent light bulbs at your home. You can save $10 to $15 yearly from electricity just by turning off lights that you are not using.
As a safety measure, you can opt to buy LED lightbulbs since they tend to consume less energy.
Unplug Any Electronics That You Are Not Using
Electronics are a big part of our daily lives, making it easy and comfortable to live inside our homes. However, leaving your electronics connected all the time can increase the overall price of your electric bill.
According to BC Hydro, standby power can account for 10% of your annual electric usage, which can seem like not much. This includes computers, air conditioners, etc… In reality, the more electronics you have, the more electricity your house will consume, which will accumulate and translate into your latest electric bills.
Try to Wash Dishes By Hand
Although Dishwashers tend to be water-efficient, they can consume a decent amount of electricity. A good measure to make sure that you are saving water, and saving electricity at the same time is preparing a bucket of water to wash your dishes, to preserve some of that water and electricity you were trying to preserve.
Turn your Computer, and TVs to Sleep or Off When You are Done Using Them
Due to the pandemic, most businesses have resorted to letting their employees work from home. Because of this, computers and TVs have been constantly utilized for entertainment and work purposes.
Although Hibernating your computer can actually help you reduce its electricity consumption, the computer still draws energy from electric sources. Try turning it off to avoid an accumulation that can be present on your electric bill.
Saving electricity not only helps your house, but it also helps the environment overall. If not taken care of properly, your electric bill can skyrocket without you noticing it. Downsizing your house is also an option when it comes to cutting costs. Selling your house and opting for a more economical friendly home could save you wonders on more than just your electric bill. Hellopad can give you a cash offer for your home and have you saving money in no time!