Use this guide to help cut the cost of your electricity bill.
Is your electricity bill higher than you’d like? Fear not! Here’s a collection of easy, effective ways you can cut the cost of your home energy use. Bonus: they’ll help you be more environmentally friendly, too.
- Wait until you’re full. You waste energy and water when you run the dishwasher or clothes washer on less than a full load. Make sure you wait until you’ve filled the space. Then, air dry your clothes and dishes whenever possible.
- Seal it up. Stop letting hot air escape through cracks in your house or the walls themselves! Improve insulation, especially in your attic, and touch up caulking as needed. Not sure if you should get out your caulking gun? If you can fit a nickel in the gap between your home’s siding or walls and windows or doors, it’s time for a fresh seal. This can slash your energy bill by 10 percent – or even more!
- Put a damper on things. Did you know you can prevent up to 8 percent of the hot air in your house from escaping your house by making one free change? All you have to do is make sure your chimney’s damper is tightly closed.
- Get on the strip. Make turning unused electronics off by putting them on a power strip. This is especially helpful with your home entertainment center, which likely puts a lot of its equipment on standby, rather than turning it off entirely.
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