Ways to Reduce Electricity Usage
Air Conditioning your Home
There can be a lot of ways to save electricity with you air conditioner. Air conditioners are very highly used by everyone. Every household has one and they pay way much more than they should. A couple ways to save energy with your air conditioner are as follows: raising the thermostat about to 2 or 3 degrees higher when you are leaving the home. This will not cause the air conditioner to run as much. Another way is by using ceiling fans. Ceiling fans can do the same job as having a central air conditioning system. By using a ceiling fans there is still air circulating around the house.
Heating your Home
Heating your home can be expensive, especially during critical times during the winter, but there are ways to stay warm without putting a hole in your pocket. A way to save is by keeping the heating thermostat at the exact temperature that is good for you. If you set it too high it will not make the home warmer; it will just make it run harder and make it run for longer.
Lighting your Home
Lights are the main key when it comes to electricity. Everyone has them and uses them. However, lights can be the reason why your energy bill is so high. Switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs is the way to go. They use 75 percent less energy than your modern light bulbs. Having motion detector lights will also help, they turn off by themselves and only turn on when you’re in that space.
In the Laundry Room
Yes, you can even save electricity in your laundry room. To save energy in your laundry room, only wash full loads of clothes. This will help in saving power. Also, drying clothes immediately after the other will help prevent heat loss.
In the Kitchen
Kitchens appliances require a great amount of power, and usually, more than one is being used at a time. Smaller appliances will help save 75 percent less energy than bigger appliances and they do the same job. Additionally, a common mistake done by everyone is leaving the refrigerator door open. When the door is left open about, 30 percent of cool air will escape.
Five other Energy Savers
- Unplug any electrical device that is not being used.
- When you go on vacation, make sure to unplug all appliances and electronics.
- Keep your garage door closed.
- Do not keep extra refrigerators or freezers.
- When going on vacation, lower thermostat to about 55 degrees.