Energy Prices Are on the Rise. Here’s How to Lower Your Electric Bill

Lowering your energy consumption is a great way to decrease your power bill and save money. It is also a great way to help with the fight against the pollution that is killing our planet. 

If you are frugal like me, then you are constantly looking for ways to save money. One way to save money is to lower your bills every month- like your electric bill! When you lower your electric bill you will have more money to use for the things you need or want. 

Turn Everything Off

Do you have your mobile devices constantly charging? When not in use, unplug them. Small amounts of energy still trickle through the charger, which causes a drain on your bill. They are like little vampires sucking your power while you are sleeping. 

Buy Energy-Smart Appliances

Obviously, you can’t go out and buy all new appliances, but when it comes time to replace your existing appliances, look for big appliances that are energy-smart and have a good sleep or energy-saving modes. Over the lifetime of these appliances, you can save a nice chunk of change. 

Use Less Appliances

Even better than using smarter appliances are using fewer appliances altogether. You can do this by getting rid of some appliances that you rarely use (think microwave or blender) or by replacing them with an electric-free version. For example, you can buy a stove-top kettle (if you don’t have an electric stove) or use a drying rack or clothesline to hang your clothes instead of using your dryer. 

Shop Smart

When shopping, try to buy energy-smart items. Appliances, outlets, power cords, and light bulbs all come in a “smart” form. They all help save electricity in their own ways. For instance, You can set up a smart light bulb to turn on when you enter a room and turn off when you leave.