6 Ways to Save on Electricity


There are several ways you can reduce the amount of electricity you use in your home. You can make it a goal to lessen your carbon footprint, or maybe save money on your utility bill. Either way, these tips will help you accomplish what you want!

Make a date to talk to your utility company about their available discounts and offerings.

You may be eligible for a discount or two. Call your utility company and ask them what discounts they have available, especially if you’re on a fixed income or have children. Also, ask if you qualify for any rebates and special offers. Many companies offer special programs to help their customers save money and conserve energy. For example, some power companies encourage customers who reduce their electricity usage during peak demand hours by turning off appliances during those times (usually between 1 p.m.-8 p.m.) to get a small bonus on their bill each month as a thank-you for helping keep costs down.

If you’re wondering how much these energy-saving efforts will cost in the long run, don’t worry! The good news is that many of these changes are free or relatively inexpensive because they only require simple adjustments around your home such as unplugging electrical devices when they aren’t being used (or switching out incandescent light bulbs with newer LED versions), installing new insulation in your attic or basement walls (if necessary), sealing any cracks around windows/doors where air can escape from your house without being replaced by fresh air from outside (this prevents moisture buildup which causes mold growth inside).

Spend a Saturday afternoon checking all the outlets in your house for cold, or hot spots: you might discover that your home has faulty wiring, which can cause fires.

You should check all the outlets in your house, especially if you’ve already switched to energy-efficient light bulbs. One of the most common causes of fires is faulty wiring, so it’s important that you check for hot spots and cold spots. A hot spot is an area where there’s too much current flowing through a wire or wire connection—this can be caused by loose wiring, broken wires, exposed wires, frayed wires and more. A cold spot means that there’s not enough current flowing through a wire or connection—this could be due to missing wires or other problems with the circuit breaker box or meter box. The easiest way to detect these problems is by touching both sides of an outlet with one hand while checking for heat on either side (hot) or coolness (cold).

Keep your house cooler at night. You will save money on air conditioning as well as get a better sleep.

Keep your house cooler at night. You will save money on air conditioning as well as get a better sleep.

  • Set the thermostat to a lower temperature at night and open windows and doors for cross-ventilation.
  • Use a fan to circulate air, particularly in rooms with good ventilation like kitchens, bathrooms, or laundry rooms.
  • Use a humidifier to increase moisture in the air during winter months when humidity tends to be lowest (or use one year round if you have allergies).
  • Use a dehumidifier in summer months when humidity tends to be highest (or use one year round if you suffer from respiratory problems such as asthma).

Look into installing a smart thermostat, which automatically adjusts the temperature in your home based on when you’re there and when you’re away.

Smart thermostats can help you save money on your energy bill. They can also help you save money on your heating bill. And they can also help you save money on your cooling bill and water bill too!

A smart thermostat is a device that automatically adjusts the temperature in your home based on when you’re there and when you’re away. You don’t have to remember to turn down the heat or AC when leaving for work because it will do it for you. It monitors room temperature, humidity levels, occupancy (whether someone is home), air quality and other factors such as daylight hours in order to decide how best to regulate temperatures throughout the day so that they are comfortable for everyone inside—even if someone forgot about turning off the heat (or having it set too high) before leaving for work!

Shut off the lights in rooms that you aren’t using, don’t leave lights on overnight.

If you leave a room, shut off the lights. This is so easy that it’s almost a no-brainer. But many of us forget to do this, even if we don’t intend to be wasteful.

If you are going to be out of a room for an extended period of time and not coming back anytime soon (like leaving for work or school), turn off your lights completely. Don’t just blow out candles and expect that they will go out on their own; don’t rely on closing curtains as a way to shut off all illumination in an entire room—turning off any light sources ensures that there won’t be any waste!

If you’re leaving home for longer than 10 minutes, turn off all lights when you leave the house (or at least all lights in rooms where nobody is staying). It’s common sense: if someone comes into your house when all the lights are turned off, they’ll probably question whether anyone is actually home or not!

Set up a dryer sheet on a fan overnight to keep air circulating throughout the room while at the same time filling it with the scent of fresh linen.

If you have a fan running overnight, place a dryer sheet under it to keep the air circulating within the room and freshen it with the scent of fresh linen. This will help you save on energy usage by keeping your room cooler on hot days.

Burning less electricity saves you money and saves the planet

By reducing your electricity consumption, you are also reducing energy use and carbon emissions. This means that you will reduce your utility bill and contribute to a greener planet by saving energy.

In addition to these environmental benefits, reducing electricity usage can be an effective way of saving money. If your home uses less electricity than average, then you will spend less on utilities than other households do.


Even if you only do one of these tips, you’re on your way to a less expensive and more sustainable home! But don’t stop there. If you’re interested in saving energy, look into energy-efficient appliances (they might cost more upfront, but they pay off over time). And if you live in an apartment or house with other people, see if they want to join the team too—the more people committed to saving energy together, the better. It can be fun to get everyone involved!

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