WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL
Added on: 16th Feb 2015
TURN OFF LIGHTS WHEN NOT IN YOUR ROOM
Some people think that leaving their room lights on when they leave
is fine. Truth is, this is one of the most common habits that lead to
high power consumption. Turn off your lights when you do not need them,
like when you sleep at night or when you leave for work.
OPEN YOUR BLINDS AND CURTAINS AND USE
NATURAL LIGHT DURING DAYTIME
Opening your blinds and curtains during the day allows natural lighting
to light up your home thus reducing the need for artificial lighting.
WASH YOUR CLOTHES MANUALLY
Though having a washing machine and a dryer can make washing clothes
a lot easier and faster, doing so may not help if you really want to save
on your electricity bill. If you are not in an urgent need of the clothes you
are washing, choose to wash and dry them manually. This helps to reduce
the use of energy hogs appliances like the washer and dryer.
USE OUTDOOR LIGHTS THAT HAVE PHOTOCELL UNITS
Outdoor lights that have photocell units typically turn off during the day.
Because they are automatic and timed, forgetting to turn them off
when the sun is up will never be a problem. This type of outdoor
light prevents the consumption of unnecessary electricity, because
it’s electric consumption is controlled.
DEFROST YOUR FREEZER REGULARLY
Most freezer these days come with technology that prevent freeze
build up. However, if you own a freezer which lacks this technology,
learning how to defrost your freezer at least once a week is helpful.
Refrigerators are among the most energy-consuming appliances that
you have at home, so defrosting it every once in a while helps you
cut down on your electricity costs.
BE MINDFUL OF THE TEMPERATURE LEVELS OF YOUR
REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER
Remember that the temperature of your refrigerator or freezer
determines the amount of electricity that it consumes. When you set
the temperature too low, the refrigerator uses more energy in order to
keep those low temperatures constant. However, most people keep the
temperature inside the refrigerator unnecessarily low. You should set
your refrigerator at just about 37 degrees F.
TURN OFF THE SCREENSAVER OF YOUR
Instead of setting a screensaver for your laptop or desktop when it is
not in use, just let it sleep. Setting your personal computer on sleep
mode is an effective power saving technique. When your computer is not
in use, it automatically saves power by putting it in a low-power state.