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Great Ways to Save Money on Electricity in Your Home or Office

Lights

Try opening up your curtains in your home instead of turning on lights, try to use daylight for your general tasks around your home as much as possible. When you are not in a room get in the habit of turning off the lights when you leave no matter how short or long the period of time being out of the room is. When you are not home make sure all the lights in your home are off. Also try getting a small area light for work or reading at night. I know this seems so simple but it really does reduce your electric bill if you start doing it every day.

Dish washer

Try turning off your drying function of your dishwasher and hand dry your dishes or letting them dry naturally or if you want to save more wash your dishes by hand and dry them by hand and do without the dish washer for the most part and only use it if you must.

Indoor or outdoor cloths drying

Creating a space inside your home for air drying your clothes or setting up a line outside for air drying saves you a lot of money on electricity. It may take more time but the money saved is definitely worth it in the long run.

Computer

Always turn off your computer at the end of the night. This is a very simple money saving habit everyone should get into and it will save you a lot on your electric bill because all that power is just being fed into the computer by being plugged into a power source. So turn it off or unplug it from the power source and save all the money you are wasting while you are not even using it.

Turn Off Appliances When You Leave

When you are done watching TV or playing video games turn them off. I would suggest getting a power strip with a switch for turning off the power to it. If you use this for things like your coffee maker, toaster and microwave as well as your TV and make sure you turn the strip off when you are done, you save a lot of money.

Electricity goes through your appliances even when they are not being used. As long as they are plugged into an outlet they are using electricity. So the power strip allows you to shut off the electricity being used by them when you are not using them. This is such a simple and great way to save a lot of money on your electricity bill.

There are even more ways to save on your electric bill for example solar panels are one of the best ways to reduce your electric bill almost completely but until you are able to get solar panels on your home I would suggest using these helpful tips and see how much you save just by doing this. You will be surprised and glad you tried it out.

R. Tripp
RWT Design & Construction

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