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Simple Ways to lower your Electricity Bill!


Saving Money on your Electricity bill doesn't have to mean walking around with flashlights or using oil lamps. There are lots of inexpensive ways to keep costs down in your home and enjoy your gadgets.

Here's a few tips to help you save money on your Electricity without breaking the bank.

1. Install motion detectors on lights in kids’ rooms: This on is MAJOR, just now before writing this post i had to go through all the rooms upstairs to shut off lights and un plug unused electronics. We know that kids will be kids and they will forget many things, especially shutting off a light switch.

2.  Wash Clothes in Cold Water
Did you know that 90% of the energy your washer uses goes to heat the water? Yeah, it’s pretty surprising and since most American families do around 400 loads of laundry per year, switching to cold can really add up.

3. Use energy efficient lights such as Light Emitting Diode (LED) or Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL’s).  SOme Electric companies will run promo where they give these for free, check with your local electric company.

4. Check the temperature on the hot water heaterYou don't really need for it to be above 120, double check your water heater.

5. Do a nightly energy sweep:  Before going to bed make sure you do a nightly walkthrough to shut off all your electric devices are turned off. Did you know It takes about $9 per year to run just one compact fluorescent lightbulb through the night, $21 for a conventional bulb and $35 for a big ceiling fan on high, according to the energy calculators at MichaelBluejay.com.

6. Turn up the fridge. Your refrigerator temperature should be set between 36 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit; set the freezer between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Setting your freezer just five degrees lower or your fridge 10 degrees lower can cost you up to 25 percent more on your energy bill. 


When it comes to saving money on your utility bills, identify the items in your house that use both water and energy. Dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters are three major appliances that you may want to consider replacing with more energy- and water-efficient models.

These are just a few easy tips to get your started. How do you save money on your energy bills?

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