In these days and times electric bills are extremely high. The average monthly electric bill for a person living in a small apartment is between $50 to $150 depending on the time of year. For a large home those bills can rise up to $200-$300 a month and perhaps even go beyond those figures. Though residents can not change the set prices per unit for electricity in their area, they can still have some control over how high the monthly bill is. Here are a few tips on how to save electricity in the home:
1. If it is not being used, turn it off: Many people leave things such as computers, televisions, radios, and lights when they are not in use. If no one is in the bedroom or living room to watch the television then it should be turned off. Otherwise the homeowner is paying unnecessary cash just so a television can watch itself.
Computers can either but put in sleep mode or turned off completely to save on the bill. While turning it off completely will save more money, sleep mode will cut the costs some. Kicking the computer into sleep mode can save roughly $200 per year in electricity. Turning off the lights can save about $300 per year.
2. Start clothes lining: If you live in a very hot part of the world you can set yourself up with a clothes line and hang your freshly washed clothes out in the sun to dry. In places where the weather is extremely hot there will be little difference in the time it takes for the sun to dry the clothes versus the time in a conventional dryer. Hand washing clothes is also a good way to save on electricity if you have the time. For those who can't fathom such hard work, then simply using the cold water wash cycle instead of the hot water wash cycle will help.
3. Fans: In the summer time you can create an arsenal of fans to cool you down instead of using air conditioners which are huge electricity guzzlers. Opening up the window in every room and installing an inward facing square fan will cool off the area more than you know. In fact you might even get cold. Ceiling fans are good to use in place of air conditioners as well. The costs to run a ceiling fan is only a few cents a day.
4. Small Heaters: Another great way to save on electricity is by using small space heaters instead of the central heat. Tiny space heaters can be found at places such as K-mart for less than twenty dollars. These heaters are amazingly efficient and can successfully heat up an entire room in a matter of minutes. Not only that but most of them shut down when the room has been heated which saves electricity. The good thing about this method is that you will not be using electricity in the rooms that are not being occupied.
Those were just a few suggestions on how to save electricity. There are many other creative ways of doing such, but these methods can provide a place to start.
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