Published on April 20th, 2022 | by Bibhuranjan


How to Save Money on Your Energy Bill?

We’ve all experienced the struggle of paying a huge electric bill once in a while. Having a headache due to a big bill is not worth our energy, time, and resources. Dealing with this situation can typically cause you stress and sleepless nights. However, you can do some things in order to reduce your bill. Starting from searching for a new company and setting up a new deal, up to switch off the bulbs in the rooms you are not staying in. There’s no need for the electricity to run all over the house all the time, even when it’s not necessary. First of all, you need to compare electricity prices in different companies and on your previous bills so you can check how much you’ve been spending for a particular amount of time. And then make an informed decision of signing up a new deal with a new company. Let’s check some of the best tips on how to reduce your monthly bill.

Use the Dishwasher

Dishwashers are known for using electricity, however, you will spend more money, water, and electricity if you wash the dishes by hand. You spend 5000 gallons of water each year in utility costs. And not to mention the hundreds of hours of your time spent on such activity that can be done within minutes. After you’ve washed the dishes, you can dry them in your room. Let’s be more specific, you can open the door and let the dishes air-dry instead of heat-dry. This way, you can reduce the dishwasher’s energy to 50%. Additionally, the dishwasher will not save you a lot of electricity if you have to repeat loads a couple of times. You need to make sure you do it properly so you don’t have to turn on and off the dishwasher many times. You need to place the plates on the bottom rack and the bowls on the top and make sure all of the cups are upside down.

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Use LED’s

If you want to reduce your bills, it’s time to switch to LED lighting. LED bulbs save at least 75% energy and can last 25 times longer than the standard bulbs. When put into the paper, it’s a lot of lighting and money saved. Even one bulb replaced in the house can make a huge difference. Not to mention all of them.

While we are at the lighting section, you can install a dimmer that will reduce output and wattage and help you save energy. Dimmer switches can be controlled by an app which will give you more ways to adjust the lights no matter where you are. And make sure the bulbs work with the dimmer switches.

Plug Off Appliances

If you plug off your appliances every time you don’t need them, you can save a lot of energy. For example, if you use the microwave, the stove, and the hair straightener after you’ve finished using them, besides turning them off, you can plug them off the switch. This way you will save more electricity and reduce your carbon footprints. As a matter of fact, you need to keep the door of the oven closed since each time you open the door while cooking, the temperature inside drops. And it needs to get back to the adjusted temperature, so the stove will use more electricity. Instead, you can take a peek through the light in the oven or through the window. And in case you are cooking something small, you can use the toaster oven or the microwave instead of turning on the stove. These appliances use less electricity than the big boss the oven.

While you might think that all of your appliances are energy-efficient, they spend electricity even when they are turned off. And they spend more electricity than you can think off. For that purpose, you can use a smart plug and schedule to turn the devices on and off automatically. You don’t have to worry about forgetting any of the devices since the process is automated.

As a second option, you can put the appliances on standby since it saves more money instead of leaving them on all the time. You can even reduce the electricity bill for up to 10%.

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Programmable Thermostat

Another way to reduce your electricity bill is to install a programmable thermostat that can save you up to 10% on heating and cooling costs. However, if you are using any smart appliances, you will need a stable Internet connection. Any server connection timeout error might result in false result in the thermostat for example, and extra headaches for you. If you consider of installing programmable thermostat, check the location and make sure it’s on the right wall. It needs to be on direct sunlights since some factors can trigger the AC.

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