Do you cringe every time you open your electricity bill? If so, you’re in luck. There are lots of ways you can save electricity in your home and subsequently reduce your electricity bills. Considering the average homeowner pays more than $1200 a year on electricity bills alone, we could all use some helpful tips for saving energy. Here are the top six ways you can start saving electricity in your home.
1. Buy Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs are widely available, efficient and have a long shelf life. And the best part? They can save you a ton of money on your electricity bills. Try swapping your old light bulbs for CFLs and see how much you can save.
2. Bare the Heat
You should always be comfortable in your home, but keep in mind how much electricity your air conditioner guzzles when it’s on. This isn’t to say you should be sweating in your own home, but if you’re always chilly indoors, lower the temperature a few degrees for instant savings.
3. Sleep In the Dark
Are you afraid of the dark? If not, then there’s no need to sleep with any light on. Sleeping with the lights on, whether it is a closet light, night-light or other light, it can add up on your electricity bills over time.
4. Time Outside Lights
Are you always leaving on the front porch light accidentally? What about the Christmas lights during the holidays? Purchasing a time for the outside lights is an easy way to solve this issue. This way you won’t have any excuses for leaving the lights on overnight.
5. Watch the Fridge
Your fridge shouldn’t freeze your food. Not only is thing annoying for you, but it means your fridge is using more energy than necessary and driving up your electricity bills as a result.
6. Turn Off Your Computer
Keeping your computer on when you’re not using it can quickly drive up the cost of your electricity bills to the tune of more than $100 a year! When you’re done using your PC (or laptop, tablet or any other similar device) make sure you power it off.
Learn More Energy Saving Tips at Mister Sparky
At Mister Sparky® of Largo, we want your home’s electrical system to be efficient without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for more energy saving tips, give us a call today or schedule an appointment online if you need any electrical services.