Is your energy bill getting you down? It’s a necessary evil, but there are ways to lower that bill and save money. And it doesn’t involve reading by candlelight, either. Check out these 5 tips to start saving on your energy bill:
1. Stock Up
It’s time to head on down to that warehouse store and fill your fridge. Why? Food acts as insulation and minimizes the time your fridge needs to run to regulate the temperature.
2. Let Mother Nature Dry Your Clothes
Using the dryer is a modern convenience that many other countries don’t enjoy. But that modern convenience costs a bundle. Instead, try hanging your laundry out on a clothing line. Or use your shower rod, depending on the weather.
3. Use LEDs
Did you know that LED light bulbs use a lot less energy than incandescent bulbs? You’re looking at up to 90% less. So switch out the light bulbs in the areas that you use most frequently.
4. Wash Laundry in Cold Water
Also, try washing your laundry in cold water. You don’t need to go uber-retro and start washing your clothes in a bucket or river. But reducing the amount of times you use the warm water cycle will save you a lot of money.
5. Unplug Your Electronics
Lastly, consider using power strips to plug in your electronics. And when you aren’t using them, flip the strip switch. It may be convenient for your phone charger to be plugged in all the time, but how much time are you really saving? Meanwhile, your charger is plugged in and slowly sucking the life out of your savings.
Some of these energy saving tips may be common sense. So if you already practice them, you are already ahead of the pack. And if you aren’t, try incorporating them into your life. You may be surprised with how much money you can save from making simple changes.