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Practical Tips To Help You Lower Your Upcoming Energy Bill

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If you want to reduce energy consumption and save money on utility bills, you can take many easy and cost-effective steps. By making simple changes to your daily routine and surroundings, you can significantly reduce your electricity usage without sacrificing comfort or convenience. To help you, we have compiled a list of practical tips you can implement to lower your electric bill in the long run.

Turn Down Your Thermostat

Reducing energy consumption is essential, and one of the easiest ways to achieve this is by adjusting your thermostat. Turning down the thermostat by one degree can save up to three percent of your energy bills. It is crucial to remember that the furnace consumes electricity, and reducing its usage will lead to further savings. If you can tolerate a slight drop in temperature, lowering the thermostat by a couple of degrees can help you save even more. Additionally, turning down the thermostat when you are away from home or at night before bed is advisable.

Decreasing Your Phantom Load

Did you know that even when you turn off your appliances like your computer and television, they still consume small amounts of electricity? This not only results in wasted energy but also increases your electricity bills. However, you can easily avoid this by plugging your appliances into power strips and turning off the power strip before going to bed at night. This simple step can help you save electricity and money in the long run.

Keep The Cold Air Out Of Your Space

Heat loss through the windows can significantly increase your energy bills. To prevent this, closing the blinds or drapes at night is recommended. However, heat loss can still occur if your window treatments don’t cover the entire window. You can use plastic sheeting to cover the windows to address this issue. This will help to insulate your home and reduce your energy consumption.

Carefully Use Your Washer And Dryer

To save energy and reduce your environmental impact, it’s recommended to wash only full loads of laundry and use the cold water setting on your washer. However, you can adjust the water-level setting to wash a small load. Another great way to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint is to dry clothes on a clothes rack or indoor clothesline. If you prefer using a dryer, clean the lint screen after every load. This will improve air circulation, resulting in your clothes drying faster, which can also help prevent fire hazards.

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