Lower Your Home Energy Bill and Save on Energy.
Here are some tips to get you started and please check out our infographic below.
Unplug appliances when they are not in use.
Many appliances, such as coffee makers, toasters, and televisions, continue to use a small amount of energy even when they are turned off. By unplugging these appliances when they are not in use, you can save a significant amount of energy over time.
2. Use power strips.
Power strips make it easy to turn off multiple appliances at once, which can be especially convenient for devices that are used together, such as a television and cable box.
3. Choose energy-efficient appliances.
When shopping for new appliances, look for models with the Energy Star label. These appliances are certified to be energy efficient, which means they use less energy than standard models and lower home energy bill.
4. Use your appliances wisely.
To save energy with your appliances, try the following:
- Use the microwave instead of the oven for small cooking tasks.
- Wash clothes in cold water instead of hot.
- Only run the dishwasher with a full load.
- Keep the refrigerator and freezer full, as this helps them to run more efficiently.
- Use the air-dry setting on your dishwasher.
5. Keep appliance well-maintained.
Regular maintenance can help your appliances run more efficiently and last longer. This includes cleaning the lint filter on your dryer, defrosting your refrigerator, and replacing the air filter in your air conditioner.
By following these tips, you can save energy, lower your home energy bill while also reducing your carbon footprint.
Household appliances were designed and invented to make life easier for everyone, improving our quality of life. Inventions like air conditioning, refrigerators and water heaters would be tough to live without. Unfortunately, these luxuries can be costly. Along with large appliances, there are countless electronic appliances that you use in your home every day that consume quite a bit of electricity.
Now, nobody enjoys paying the bills every month, especially when your electric bill is astronomically high without you knowing how it got there. Your first thought is that the power company has undoubtedly made a mistake, since there is no way you used that much electricity. Sometimes a high bill has to do with the amount you pay for electricity and what plan you’re on, but it more likely has to do with the appliances you use and how much you use them.
We created an infographic that gives you a snapshot on appliance electricity usage in the home. It lay outs how much on average it costs to run major appliances. Also, it provides details on some appliances that may surprise you with how much electricity they use, such as hair dryers, battery chargers and toasters. The infographic also gives tips and hacks you may not have thought of yet on how to save money on your electric bill each month.