Simple Ways to Save Money on your Electric Bill
As spring turns into summer, you may find your electric bill skyrocketing. Air conditioning can account for up to 70% of your electric bill during hot summer months, so now is a great time to start some new habits that can reduce your electric bill. Many of these money and energy saving tips can be implemented immediately to increase the money in your pocket right away!
Turn off lights when you leave a room
One of the worst offenders in guzzling up electricity and running up your bill are lights. Turning off the lights when you leave the room is extremely important for saving electricity, especially if they are incandescent bulbs. Open curtains and blinds during the day to light your home with natural sunlight and only use necessary lights at night. If turning lights off is not saving enough energy, think about replacing as many bulbs as you can with LED lights. They don't have the warm up time of CFL lights and they are more energy efficient than traditional incandescent lights.
Unplug electronics that aren't in use
Even while electronics are off, they can use a large amount of electricity. Televisions, computers, appliances, and other electronics save settings or keep time by using electricity even when they are not turned on. To save some money on your electric bill, you can unplug electronics while they are not in use. With items that you use often, it may not be worth the hassle of having to plug it back in every time you want to use it, but it could save you lots of cash on items you rarely use.
Line dry your laundry
Now that spring is here, the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting sunnier. With summer coming, the beautiful weather will only improve. As long as there are no spring showers or summer thunderstorms to ruin the nice day, consider setting up a clothesline outside to dry your wet laundry. Drying your clothes outside will allow you to skip using the power hungry clothes dryer and save yourself some money on your electric bill!
Ensure your home is insulated properly
Insulating your home can make a very big difference in how much energy your cooling system uses. Especially with central air conditioning, properly insulating your home can save you money on your energy bills. There are many insulation options you can install in your home including spray foam insulation. Van Natta has years of experience installing spray foam insulation that can help you reduce your electric bill.
Switch to a tankless hot water system
If you use electricity for your water heater, consider making the switch to a tankless system to save some money on your electric bill. Since tankless water heaters heat your water on demand, they can provide energy savings of 50% over a traditional water heater. Find out more about the benefits of a tankless water heater.
Try out these electricity savings tips from the electric installation and repair experts at Van Natta Mechanical. We can help you with the more complicated electricity saving tips or do a complete electric audit on your home to help you discover where you can save money. Contact us today by filling out our web form, or give us a call at 201-391-3700.