Use these simple tips to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your electricity bill each month. They're all easy changes!
Saving money doesn't have to revolve around your banking accounts or little stashes you have hidden throughout your house, it can be much simpler then that. There are a few easy ways to save money on your electricity bill.
Unplug Unused Items
For example, did you know that even when you turn off most of your electrical appliances or gadgets, they still draw a small amount of electricity day in and day out? As a result, your electricity bill will increase.
So, why not take a few dollars off your bill as a small, yet significant, way to save some money? Now wait, don't go running around your house like a crazy person unplugging everything that has a power cord attached to it–that would just be silly.
Another option is to install dimmer switches. If you don't need the full power of a lightbulb, keep it at a lower setting and save money over time. All those small amounts can add up over time!
Use LED Bulbs
These bulbs run at a fraction of the cost of their power-hungry counter parts, and last up to ten times longer! I would high recommend the “Daylight 6500K” bulbs, which will give you the closest color match that we've all become accustomed to from the incandescent bulbs.
These bulbs can be found at your local home store or any store with a home department. The initial cost of these bulbs is slightly higher in price than the incandescent bulb, but they more than make up for it in the long run. The plan is simple: as your money stealing incandescent bulbs fail, just replace them with an LED or CFL bulb – then enjoy the savings!
Thanks to Mark at Saving Well, Spending Less for sharing these tips with us. You can visit him for more thrifty advice!