5 Ways To Lower Your Electric Bill
With electrical rates steadily rising many homeowners are looking for ways to save energy around the home. Here are 5 of the top energy saving options.
1. Install Smart Switches
Having motion detectors on outdoor lights not only saves electricity it keep unwanted guest away from your home. On the inside of the home timers are a great way to ensure fans and lights don't run too long.
2. Choose Energy Star® Appliances
Whether your buying a new air conditioner, electric oven or a ceiling fan, look for the Energy Star label. It will show you how much the appliance will cost to operate based on the annual energy consumption. While high efficiency appliances can cost more to purchase, they often pay for themsleves in lower utility bills.
3. Switch to LED Bulbs
LED lightbulbs are the future of home lighting. But you don't have to wait until tomorrow to upgrade your old incandescent or CFL fixtures to start saving today.
4. Perform Routine Maintenance
Often it's the little things that can add upt to significant savings. By having your air conditioner professionally maintained every year and replacing the filter each month you'll keep it running more efficiently. Cleaning your dryer exhaust vent and refrigerator coils can also reduce energy use.
5. Install a Water Heater Blanket
Whether you have an electric or gas water heater instaling an insulated blanket will reduce heat loss and help conserve hot water.