Electricity costs money – there is no doubt about it, but cutting back on the bill you pay every month starts by cutting back on your usage. Cutting back on how much electricity you use in your home doesn’t have to be rocket science and in fact, it can be done easily. Here are a few tips to help you reduce what you use and ultimately, what you pay.
The first trick to reducing electricity usage should be toturn it off. No, don’t shut off your electricity altogether; simply turn off anything you are not using. Turn off lights and other electronic items when you are not in the room or don’t need them. While this is an easy idea that most people think of, it takes actually following through and taking the time to shut things off. Taking just a moment to do so each time can really add up.
Electronic items such as televisions, computers, printers and the like will draw electricity even when they aren’t on. Plug all such items into power strips then with a flick of a switch, they are shut down when not in use. The secret with this one is to actually make sure you turn them off – especially at night when you go to bed. The power strips don’t help unless you actually use them.