Save Money on Electric Bills

1. Unplug unused appliances when not in use.

Most homes use around 50 electrical items. These devices can use significant amounts of electricity, even when they are not actively used. Plug these devices into an easy to reach power strip and turn it off when the devices are not used.

2. Program thermostat.

Programming the thermostat on your heater and air conditioning can tremendously save energy. These units may not turn off if the thermostat is not set properly and consume tremendous amounts of electricity.

3. Adjust water heater.

Like the thermostat, water heaters may consume more energy than they need to. Adjust optimal temperature to lower your energy consumption.

4. Upgrade light-bulbs.

Your old light bulbs may be using too much electricity to run. New light bulbs are designed to use less energy and be brighter. For example, Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last 10 times longer!

5. Keep appliances clean.

Keeping your appliances clean will guarantee that they work more efficiently!