With inflation and price increase it is only right that you find ways on how you can reduce your electric bill and save money by making smart choices on your energy consumption.
Follow these 3 simple tips to save money on your next electricity bill.
Switch to LED Bulbs
Lighting is a necessity in everyone’s home, we all know how important it is, may it be daytime or night time, thus making it one of the major contributors to our electric bill. We can’t deny how crucial it is and with that we need to make smart choices by switching to LED Bulbs in order to reduce our energy consumption.
LED stands for light emitting diode and they are the most energy efficient lighting option. You can save a ton of bucks by switching to LED bulbs for it uses 90 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and they last about 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. Plus, they also cost you over 4 times less. Once you switch every single lightbulb in your house to LED’s you’ll start saving energy and money right away.
Unplugged Unused Electronics & Use Power Strips
Make it a habit of unplugging electronics that are not in use. By doing this simple act you’ll be able to save up to 10% of the cost of your electricity bill. Plugged in electronics still consumes electricity even when it’s off it never truly shuts down instead, they sit in standby mode. As long as it is connected on the power line, there is still electricity running on it.
To make it simple, use a power strip to easily unplugged electronics all at once instead of having to unplug everything individually. Smart power strips cut off the electric current automatically when not in use so you’ll be assured that on your next bill you won’t have to pay for any “vampire power”, the term refers to electricity that is wasted when electronics are not in use.
Wash Laundry Using Cold Water
When doing your laundry it is best to use cold water instead of hot water. By doing this you can reduce your per-load energy consumption at least half. After all, the temperature in your washer does not matter when it comes to getting your clothes clean, using cold water is just as effective as using hot water on washing your clothes. In addition to that almost 90% of the energy consumed by your washing machine goes to heating water, so it’s better to switch to cold water and save money on your energy bills.