How to save on electric bill
Última actualización 06/22/2022

How to save on electric bill

Diego Garcia

Diego Garcia

During summer is very usual to get a rise in the electricity charges. The good news is you can do something to lower or maintain a stable electric bill payment

These are 5 ideas about how to save on electric bill.

Changing light bulbs

To save electricity and money you have to replace the light bulbs with energy saving light bulbs. Switching to LED lighting saves you about $225 in energy costs per year (1). And all you had to do was buy a different bulb.

Even better, the smart light bulbs can be controlled from the phone, so you can get a lower electric bill, an energy efficient home, and also a smarter home.

Programmable and smart thermostats

A good idea about how to lower electric bill is by turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its typical setting. This can save as much as 10 percent a year on heating and cooling. (2)

So, how do smart thermostats save money? Because it can adjust automatically, which is better than a non programmable thermostat.

Maintain full your freezer

When you open the freezer door, warm air enters and needs to be cooled, which consumes the majority of the energy used by the freezer. When your freezer is full, the objects inside help to cool down the air. So, to save money on electric bill you should keep the freezer full.

An easy tip is to use bags filled with water. There will be more space filled and the ice will keep your food cold in case there is a power outage.

Unplug equipment when not in use

You can waste $165 by doing nothing. According to The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), this is the average amount the electronics, appliances, and other equipment consumes when are not in use but connected. The solution? Disconnect them when not in use.

For Earth is worst. Plugged but inactive devices cost about $19 billion a year and 50 large (500-megawatt) power plants’ worth of electricity. These are a lot of resources exploited in vain.

Buy solar panels for home

This is the best idea to save on electric bill and even lower to $0. You can reduce your average monthly electric bill with solar panels because you produce your own electricity, so it is free. This is a win-win decision for the planet and your pocket.

Energy generates without impacting the environment and you get a lower electric bill while consuming less energy from the utility company (or even 0 energy).

You can start this project with $0 money down and solar financing from the solar company with a lower monthly payment vs your actual electricity bill.

 

We hope these 5 ideas to save on electric bill can help you to have a happy summer.

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