You can cut your electric bill down with just a few quick and easy tips. First, reduce your hot water usage. You can wash your clothes in cold water and make sure to only run the dishwasher when full. Much of your electronic items also use electricity when you aren’t using them. Make a habit of turning off everything in the room not in use. This can save $100-$300 a year depending on your situation. Heating and cooling is another big cost, use drapes and blinds on windows, and fans in rooms to cool off. A good way to lower bills is a programmable thermostat that raises the temperature when you’re out of the home.
- Use cold water rather than hot water as much as possible
- Keep lights and electronics off/unplugged when not in use
- Program your thermostat to turn on less often, even less when you are not home
“If you have items that you really need to wash in hot water, save them up and do one hot load every few weeks.”