Tips to decrease your electric bill

Lifestyle | 4 Oct |

Electrical appliances consume too much energy. Don’t feel surprised when your electric bills skyrocket when you keep using these appliances. If you want to be less reliant on them, these are some possible tips to decrease your electric bill.

Check the fridge

Make sure that your refrigerator is functioning well. You don’t want air to escape as it prevents the fridge from doing its job, so check if the freezer doors are in their right state and if there’s a proper seal. Look at the gaskets too since they could impact the performance of the fridge. If there’s a problem, you need to ask someone to come and check it right away.

Let go of old bulbs

The bulbs that you use before are energy-consuming. Incandescent and fluorescent bulbs shouldn’t be in your home anymore, so switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs or LED lights. They don’t require the same amount of energy and could last a lot longer, so it is certainly worth it.

Install automatic light sensors

When you want to secure your outdoor area, you don’t need to turn the lights on at all times. You can use automatic light sensors that only switch on if there’s someone in the area. During the day and when no one is around, the lights won’t turn on. You can save money but still protect your space.

Look at the rating of your appliances

If you couldn’t help but use the appliances at home, you need to check the star-rating. You will then know if it’s energy efficient. Even though you have to pay more to buy the energy-efficient appliances, you will save more money in the long run.

Unplug appliances not in use

Don’t be lazy to unplug the appliances when they’re not in use. You also need an area for storing them so you can take them out later when it’s time to use them. This includes phone chargers, televisions, home entertainment systems, printers and many others, which goes a long way in saving energy in your home.

Insulate your home

You don’t need to turn the heater on all the time during winter. You also don’t need to use the air conditioning unit to keep the place cold during summer. By insulating your house, the temperature remains the same even if you only turned on the cooling or heating device for a few minutes. Cover the cracks on the floor and wall to prevent air from escaping.

Install a wooden stove

You can use a stove utilizing wood instead of electricity for cooking. It might be costly to install one, but it will help you save money in the long run. Besides, you can use kiln dried wood if you want to use wood for a longer period. You can also have the logs delivered to your place if you have no vehicle to transport the items.

These changes will help substantially decrease your electric bills and overall dependence on electrical appliances at home.

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