How To Save Money On Your Electric Bill
If you are looking for ways to save money on your electric bill, there are many easy ways to save. The best way to save money on electricity is to save passively, without effort. Some of the best money saving methods are also good for the environment.
A great way to get started saving is to kill the vampires in your home. Vampires are electronic devices that use power even when they’re turned off. For more convenience, you can install a “smart strip” that can automatically turn these devices off when they’re not in use, then turns them back on again when they’re needed.
One of the best and easiest ways to save money on your electric bill is by installing compact fluorescent light bulbs wherever possible.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs are usually more expensive than incandescent, but they’re dramatically more energy efficient because they produce less heat.
For certain lights fixtures and lamps, you may save even more by installing light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. The LED bulbs that fit in regular Edison-style light fixtures are getting more affordable all the time.
Another simple way to lower your electric bill is by installing a digital programmable thermostat. Set the nighttime temperature high in the summer and low in winter.
Moderate the daytime temperature to set a compromise between savings and comfort.
The thermostat will change the temperature on your air conditioner or a furnace automatically, saving you money on your electric bill without your having to lift a finger.
When you’re in the market for a new appliance, check EnergyStar.gov for the most energy-efficient brand and model. You can save money on your electricity by installing a new Energy Star qualified air conditioner, furnace, dishwasher, and refrigerator.
You can also save a bundle of money by getting Energy Star qualified home entertainment equipment such as an HDTV and DVD player.
While Energy Star doesn’t qualify clothes dryers, you can still save on energy by getting a model with a moisture sensor.
Set the sleep mode on your computer. If the computer won’t go to sleep automatically, put it to sleep manually. If you’ll be away from the computer for a while, or the computer won’t stay in sleep mode, use the “hibernate” mode or turn the computer off instead.
Also, when you’re shopping for a new computer, check the EPEAT website for an energy-efficient model.
These tips should help you to save lots of money on your electric bill and reduce your carbon footprint. For more information and tips, visit the EPA.gov website.
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