As we use (and depend on) electricity more and more in our society, it makes sense to find ways to use that electricity efficiently – for the benefit of your wallet, the benefit of the electrical grid, and the benefit of the environment.
Little changes in your home or lifestyle can add up fast, and you’ll notice a difference on your energy bill. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve gathered some helpful advice to get the most value out of your electricity.
Because heating and cooling account for nearly half of your electric usage, here are several simple suggestions you can try to help you save on your electric bill:
A considerable amount of heat transfers through windows, cracks and crevices in your home. If you have single-pane windows and/or want to reinforce your insulation, consider doing the following:
Up to 20% of residential energy use is for water heating. Depending on the number of people in your home, the percentage could be greater. Follow these tips to save some of that energy:
Making improvements to your home’s lighting is one of the fastest and easiest ways to lower your energy bill and doesn’t require a major investment of money or your time. Here are simple ideas that will cost you little or nothing but can help reduce your energy bill:
Appliances and electronics can account for a fifth of your energy bill, and often energy is being consumed when the technology is sitting idle. Here are some ideas to help you save: