Last updated on March 18th, 2023 at 02:46 am
Electric bill climbing? Wonder how to cut electric bill in all seasons? The best thing is when you save green, we all save green, planet earth.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the productions of electricity results in the addition of greenhouse gases in the environment, and these gases have hazardous impacts.
These impacts go beyond the atmosphere. Water, land, and ecosystems are all affected. Though we won’t be turning off the lights anytime soon. It’s imperative we try to be as efficient with our electrical needs as possible. It will be a win, win for everyone.
Let’s explore some ways to save on the electric bill that you can apply in your home to save electricity in 2021:
How To Cut Electric Bill In All Seasons
It’s really simple to save on your electric bill with just a few small changes. Start with changing these Five things right away to start saving on the electric bill; Switch to LED lights, air drying your dishes, adjust the thermostat, unplug unused appliances, and switch to Energy Star appliance.
Use LED light bulbs
I know it has been said before, but it’s worth repeating, LED light bulbs are the way to go.
LED light bulbs cost you more at the checkout line but conversely save you more at the end.
It’s not just the wattage for the same amount of brightness. It saves on heat generated by incandescence bulbs. That’s extra heat that needs to be cooled by your AC in the summer.
US Department of Energy research, these LED bulbs consume 75% less energy than ordinary bulbs; consequently, they last 25 times longer than other bulbs.
According to the study mentioned above, by 2027, governments will save billions of dollars due to the widespread use of LED bulbs. So just replace the ordinary incandescence lights with LED bulb lights and enjoy brighter lights and less energy consumption.
Air Drying Your Dishes
This tip might be missed or overlooked by health concerns. Simply air dry your dishes in the dishwasher with the door open or a dish rack next to the sink.
The heat-dry setting of a dishwasher can be expensive. The heating element draws thousands of watts, costing you money. If you are using a dishwasher, you can turn the drying option off, and we just open the door when the cycle finishes.
According to the study conducted by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, air drying of dishes has fewer chances of bacteria than those dried by electricity, so air dry to saves on electricity and health.
Adjust The Thermostat
Suppose you google the cost-saving benefit of adjusting your heating and cooling system thermostat. In that case, it will produce a mired of statistics on the subject. The reason it’s one of the top suggestions, is it saves you money on electric costs.
Short of replacing your old unit with a newer, higher SEER system. Raising your thermostat in the summer and lowering it in winter will yield the most cost savings to the electric bill. Try to layer clothes or use fans to stay comfortable.
Programmable or smart WIFI thermostats can help you save electricity by automatically switching the heating and cooling system according to your routine.
Various estimates have revealed that installing programmable thermostats can help you save 10% electricity from your total consumption. You can adjust the temperature according to your environment and turn them off before going to sleep.
Controlling humidity levels inside also goes a long way to keep you comfortable while raising the thermostat. The Ideal Indoor Humidity: Keeping Your Cool
Unplug Devices or Find The Standby Mode
According to a USA Today article, unplugging all devices might not yield the dramatic saving as it once did. Technology has advanced in energy consumption on everything from coffee pot clocks to phone chargers.
For example, with the nightlights we put on the hallway, I always forgot to unplug in the mornings. Nowadays, lights come with sensors that will turn the unit off in the daytime and turning on at night.
I still think it makes sense and can protect the device from line surges. Maybe start with the device you just don’t use or use very little. If the device is with a charging device, Tip, store both the charger and device together in a bag or bundles with zip tie. Labeling the charger is even better.
Look For The Energy Star
This is a no-brainer, but when you need to replace older appliances. Buy the certified Energy Star appliances.
They cost a little more but save a bundle on electricity.
It’s possible to recoup your investment way before the lifetime of the appliance. I recently replaced an old electric water heater with a new Energy Star heat pump model.
Saving electricity will not only help you to save money, but it will add to your contribution to the environment as well. Some are simple routine changes and others use technology for the desired outcome, saving green. There are many other tips and techniques that you can use to save electricity. Please feel free to comment below any handy tips for ways to save on the electric bill
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