One of the most constant things in the life of every adult is that little slip of paper that comes in the mail every month. That paper holds the future. The future of how much you owe on your electric bill for the previous month. Some months it is higher than others but regardless, it is always way too high. This does not have to be the case. Here are some helpful tips to get that electric bill to be at a manageable number each month.
The most simple way to save has to do with your lights. If you are not using the lights, turn them off. When you leave the room, turn them off. When it is bright outside, turn them off. Open the windows and let the natural light in. Light has become a necessity in our world. However because of our advancements in technologies we miss out on what the Earth was already given us and that is natural light. This being said, sometimes we need the lights on. So another way to save, with the lights on is to invest in some energy efficient light bulbs. These use less electricity and work just as well as normal light bulbs.
Big Electricity Waster
Even when you think you are not using electricity, you are. If you are on vacation or just leaving the apartment for the day there are a few things that you can do to save electricity. Why spend money when you are not using anything? The first thing you can do is to close the blinds and turn off the lights. The second thing that you can do is adjust the temperature to a medium temperature. This should be just enough to keep the plants or other items from freezing or wilting from the heat. Another way to ensure that you are not using electricity when you are gone is to unplug. Chargers, hair styling tools, lamps, the TV and other things all use electricity even when not in use. Unplugging however can be a hassle, so smart power strips are another option. They sense when you are not using the plugged in object and turn off the electrical current.
Don’t Forget the Kitchen
The last place that you think of that uses a lot of electricity is the kitchen. Simply remember to unplug your microwave, blender, kitchen aid, and toaster. The last way to save electricity is by adjusting the temperature in the freezer and fridge. Food does not need to be extremely cold to last. Find a moderate temperature. The best feeling is getting that electrical bill that is under $10-$15. It is possible. You do not need to do all of these things. Make a goal to start doing two of these things and see that bill go down each month. At The Village we try our best to keep you happy and we do that by helping you keep your costs down.