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April 15, 2009

Saving money on your electric bill

Filed under: Tips — Tags: , , — admin @ 6:53 pm

The electric bill is a necessary bill. After all, it’s tough to live without electricity. It runs your appliances, keeps your lights on, keeps the TV going… it is needless to say that electricity is vital to our modern way of life. In fact, your job is probably one that deals with computers, and without electricity, you might not even have that job. But, it is not the cheapest thing either. In fact, depending on where you live, your electric bill probably lies somewhere between the “expensive”  and “Oh my gosh, why is it THAT expensive” categories. But, don’t worry, because electricity doesn’t have to be so expensive. No, electricity can be affordable if you know how to save money on it.

First, make sure that unused lights are turned off. During the day, open up your windows. Utilize the sunlight so that you can turn off your kitchen, dining room, and bedroom lights. Also, change out your light bulbs. Stop using incandescent light bulbs, and start using fluorescent,  or even  better, LED light bulbs. These light bulbs use a fraction of the electricity that the older incandescent bulbs do, so you will definitely notice a different just by changing them out. Also, keep your computer turned off when you are not using it. Your computer burns more electricity than almost any other appliance in your home, and you will notice a big difference if you turn it off when it is not being used. The same goes for your other appliances.

Also, make sure to unplug things like cell phone chargers. Even if the cell phone is not plugged in, the charger still uses a small amount of power if left plugged in. Things like this should be unplugged to maximize your hard earned money when it comes to the electric bill.

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