We’d all love to live in a world where we can all afford solar panels and where we would never have to pay an electricity bill ever again. However, at this point, that is still a dream for the vast majority of people – and most of us have to stick to traditional electricity for now.
That doesn’t mean you have to be horrified by the amount of money you’re paying for your electricity bill every month. There are plenty of things you can do to make sure you save as much money as possible on this! Following, we have gathered five of the best ways to save money on electricity – so read on and find out more.
Invest in a good thermostat and learn to set it correctly
Did you know that every degree over what’s needed can add as much as 10% to the electricity bill? This is not always the case; it depends on a variety of circumstances. However, do you really want to risk that? Setting your thermostat to the right temperature will help you stay comfortable and save money at the same time.
Moreover, if you can invest in a smart thermostat, you will save yourself the trouble of setting it up every time. This type of devices will actually know the right temperature, and they will adjust it in a way that offers you the comfort you need when you are home.
Use cold water when washing the clothes
Contrary to the common belief, warm water doesn’t necessarily wash your clothes better. For most of your clothes, you can use cold water, since they really don’t need all the heat. Doing this can save you more than $100 every year – and it’s just one of the small things you can do to lower your electricity bill.
Use less electricity in the kitchen
You may not be fully aware of this, but your kitchen is probably using a lot of electricity. For starters, you should make sure your refrigerator is functioning correctly, in the right parameters. Furthermore, you should also try to use the microwave when you can – despite what you may be tempted to believe, it actually uses less electricity than your oven.
Moreover, the small things (such as thawing the meats in the refrigerator) can also save you plenty of money – so it’s really important to just be aware of these small actions you take on a regular basis in the kitchen, and then adjust them to a more energy-friendly alternative.
Line dry your clothes
This is very common in many parts of the world, and it can actually preserve your clothes’ life as well. Again, it’s a simple, easy, and small thing you can do – it won’t be as fast as using the dryer, but if you can avoid that, why not do it? It will save you A LOT of money every month!
Change your electricity service
Most people stick to the same electricity service provider all their lives (or at least until they move homes) – but did you know you can actually shop around for better AND less expensive service? Keep in mind: you shouldn’t make this change blindly! Do your research, analyze the different services available, and settle on that which suits your needs…and your budget!