6 Cost Cutting Measures Homeowners Can Use as Inflation Heats Up

Reducing their electric use, and therefore that bill, is one of the easiest ways frugal homeowners can use to save money on utility bills – and fight against the pollution that is killing our planet. 

Want to know how to lower your electric bill? Read on. 

Turn Down the Heat or Lower Your A.C.

Rhea Henry from EnergyRates.ca says that turning down your heat or lowering your air conditioning is one of the best ways to use less electricity. 

Switch From Incandescent Bulbs to LED Bulbs

A standard incandescent bulb uses roughly 60W of electricity and costs approximately $5 per year in electricity costs, while an LED uses 9.3W and costs just $1. 

Seal and Insulate your Property

According to the EPA, when you seal and insulate your property, you can save as much as $200 or 10% off your overall utility expenses. 

Turn Off Appliances You Are Not Using

Take these stats as an example, the average home printer runs on 4 watts of power on standby, and the average cost of electricity across the USA is $0.125/kWh. That will save you $4.38 per year for one appliance.