5 Ways to Help Reduce Your Electricity Costs
Electricity rates vary around the world and there are many factors that influence these rates. In order to reduce your electricity costs, there are a few smart moves you can adopt to minimize your electricity consumption. Keep reading to discover a few practices you can implement to help lower your electricity costs.
1. Use Natural Lighting
During the day, switch off bulbs and other illuminating devices using electricity in the house and open windows, to allow natural light to illuminate the room. Turning off lights during the day can help lower your electricity usage and utility bill.
2. Use Alternative Energy Saving Light Bulbs
LED light bulbs are energy saving and can help to reduce your electricity usage by up to 30% compared to incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs. Similarly, LED light bulbs typically have a longer lifespan, thus saving electricity and electricity cost when used at home.
3. Unplug Electronics Not in Use
Unused electronics that remain plugged in account for a significant proportion of electricity use and can significantly increase your electricity rate. To help lower your electricity rate, keep your electronic devices turned off and unplugged when not in use.
4. Maintain Efficiency in Refrigeration
Often, opening the refrigerator several times throughout the day will lead to the refrigerator consuming more electric energy. Thus, it is important to keep the refrigerator closed and only open when you need something. Avoid opening the refrigerator unnecessarily to enhance reduction in electric energy consumption and reduce electricity costs.
5. Install Smart Meters
Smart meters record the electricity consumption behavior of a household. Using smart meters to understand your electricity consumption pattern can help you figure out what appliances or habits or driving your electricity usage and rates.
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- Written by John Sims