10 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bills
Take a moment to consider your current energy bill. If it is higher than your budget, raising your awareness about energy consumption and saving should be a priority.
Reducing electricity consumption is a significant societal challenge. Beyond economic savings, energy-wasting is a threat to the environment.
Most people do not know how easy it can be to reduce their energy bill. You can achieve drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity consumption with a few simple changes.
Today we are bringing you ten easy ways to considerably reduce your energy bills, help the environment, and save money.
Unplug Appliances You Don’t Use
Appliances consume electrical energy even in standby mode. A typical example is phone chargers. Many people tend to leave their charger plugged in after their device is fully charged.
However, most do not know that their charger continues to consume energy. An excellent alternative would be to use a power strip with a switch so that you can quickly and easily cut off the power supply.
Adjust the Thermostat of Your Air Conditioning Devices
Maintaining a suitable temperature helps reduce your home’s electrical energy consumption. Each degree variation in your heating or cooling system can affect your energy bills by approximately 7%.
Reduce the Number of Light Bulbs
A good place to start saving money on your electricity bill is to count all the light bulbs in your house. It is important to locate the rooms in which you have two or more bulbs.
Light tends to overlap and accumulate, so if you have several bulbs in different places, some of them may not even be necessary.
You can look for lamps with more than two bulbs, remove one and check the lighting to see if you feel comfortable.
Use LED Bulbs
LED bulbs are more environmentally friendly than other types of bulbs. They consume between 70 and 80% less than incandescent bulbs and 30% less than fluorescent ones. LED bulbs also withstand better shocks, have a longer useful life, do not emit UV rays and do not heat up.
Insulate Your Home Correctly
It is estimated that 25% of your home’s heat is lost through the windows. Also, 5% escapes through the doors.
Ensure your windows and doors are correctly sealed. Plantation blinds are an excellent option because they are sized to fit the window without any gaps. When shut, they will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Buy Energy-Saving Appliances
Electrical appliances generate most of your home’s electricity bill. If you have to renovate or buy a new appliance, it is good to buy a low consumption model or “green” model.
Take Advantage of Natural Light
During the day, let the sunlight in. That way, you will not need lamps or bulbs to illuminate your place. Similarly, try to condition your spaces so that you can make the most of available sunlight.
Check the Electrical Installation
Power leaks are common, and people often do not know about them until the energy bill arrives, and they see an overcharge.
You should hire an electrical expert to review your installation, perform the necessary maintenance, and make sure there are no leaks.
Place Electrical Appliances in a Suitable Place
The placement of refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines, dryers and other appliances can affect their performance.
If they are placed near a kitchen or direct sunlight, the heat may hinder their operation and make them consume a lot more energy.
Check that they also have enough space to ventilate, since inadequate ventilation can also heat your appliances.
Do Not Charge Your Devices at Night
Unless your cell phone battery is completely drained, avoid leaving it or any other device connected to its charger overnight.
In addition to reducing your battery life and wearing down the charge centre, it consumes a lot of energy that goes to waste.
Reducing energy consumption may feel complicated. However, following these tips will make you realize how easy reducing your energy bill can be.