Utility bills can make your finances more difficult if you are experiencing money problems. Depending on your living situation and family size, it may not be unusual to pay an electricity bill over $150. If you want to save money on your electricity bill going into the warmer months, then you should keep reading. There are ways that you could bring down the prices of your electricity bill.
- Improve airflow: Your electricity bills will be higher if your vents are not working at full capacity. First, you should make sure that the vents in your apartment or home are open. You should also regularly replace the filters to improve airflow. Air vent filters are inexpensive and can typically be purchased in bulk at a hardware store. You could also make use of ceiling fans if you have them in your residence. Remember, you can push hot air upwards by running the fans counter-clockwise, and cold air downwards by running them clockwise.
- Use power strips: Most people have multiple electronics running in their homes. Video game systems, televisions, computers and phone chargers are few examples. These devices may consume power even when they are turned off. A power strip with an on and off button could solve this problem. Just be sure not to overload the power strip, as it could cause a fire.
- Find ways to avoid appliances: Your dishwasher and laundry machine can increase your electricity bill. However, you may not need to use these appliances. You could hand wash your dishes and set them out to dry on the other side of the sink. Laundry could be washed in the washing machine, but perhaps dried on a clothes line if you have the room in a backyard.
- Use LED light bulbs: Did you know LED light bulbs use less energy than regular lightbulbs? You could install LED lights throughout your home or apartment to reduce your electricity bill.
- Reduce heater and air conditioner use: Air conditioner and heater use can significantly raise your electricity bill. There are a few ways you could reduce its usage. Energy-saving blinds could help reduce heat in your residence, which means the air conditioner does not have to work as hard. For colder months, run the heater less and wear more clothing indoors.
These are only a couple of suggestions that could help reduce your electricity bill. Your options are going to vary depending on whether you reside in an apartment or home. For example, you could adjust your water heater if you are a homeowner. This is probably not an option if you have an apartment. For future tips on saving money, follow The Sader Law Firm on Facebook and Twitter.