Saving On Electricity

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

saving on electricity

Our household cannot live without electricity. We have trouble living with the over use of electricity as well. Luckily the amount of money we spend on our electric bill can be managed and, for the most part, controlled. Here’s how we do it.

Look At Your Bill

Check to see your rates. They are usually on your electric bill. What is your monetary charge per kilowatt? Could you find a better rate by going with a different company? Looking into these facts could help you find a better deal regarding electricity. There are also companies that allow you to choose a budget amount and distribute your power accordingly.

Ghost Lights

Another way to save money is to lower the number of kilowatts that the family uses. We all know that we can turn off lights and unplug objects. There are a few things, however, that some people don’t know that could save them money. For example, you don’t need a light in your fridge unless you spend a good deal of time in the kitchen in the dark. Another lesser known electricity waster are ghost lights. For example, you have turned off your computer, but the sound system connected to it is still on. The little lights indicating the sound system being on could cost a good deal of money and most people don’t think of it. Next time you’re turning things off remember all monitors or power strips. Even if it’s only eight hours these items are off during a 24 hour period, it can add up in a monthly bill.

Self Imposed Black Out

What hours do you use the least amount of energy? Consider using that time for a self imposed black out. Make it a family habit to plan electricity free activities during this time or use the time you’re asleep to save money. Though, I’m not saying unplug the fridge. We may not be able to live without electricity for a long period of time, but a few hours a day won’t hurt us. It will reduce the amount of kilowatts used and as a result our bill.

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