Electricity bills are a nightmare for many and some even don’t dare to take a look at it. They frown at the amount of the bill. Some people keep the bill aside to have a look at it later on.
While we keep on grumbling about the rising electricity bill, we seldom take any step to bring it down. There are however many ways in bringing down the electricity consumption and I have listed them below for your perusal.
First off, you must get the other people in your household to see things your way. Showing them that lowering the bill is not as hard as they may think it is, will often be all you need to receive their cooperation. Also, it may be good to offer incentives for the extra effort of lowering the bill when you see that those efforts have resulted in savings. Tell them that sometimes it’s as simple as turning off the lights or TV when they are leaving the room or unplugging things when they are not in use.
People are careless about turning off light and they don’t realize the cost they have to pay for their carelessness. Two places where the lights are on throughout the day are the night lights and the exterior lights. Light is needed of course at night but it doesn’t mean that it should be on throughout the night. As an alternative, you can use motion detector lights for the exterior and only a few lights inside the house. Your electricity bill will be substantially reduced if you follow these simple steps.
One of the least conspicuous ways to save on your electric bill is to replace incandescent bulbs with CFL bulbs. These lights are equal, in quality, to incandescent bulbs and use less energy.
A one time expenditure on power saving gadgets is perfectly okay and should not be minded at all. There are gadgets available in your local hardware stores that can monitor your usage of electricity so that you can keep tabs on the bill and adjust usage accordingly.
Most people think that the number of household electronics we have directly reflects the amount of the electric bill. However, this is not necessarily the case. It really depends on how these items are used. (For example, only washing dishes or clothes when you have full loads is more energy efficient that doing a few measly pieces at a time.) And turning off things when not in use, because it’s not like you can watch that show upstairs when you are downstairs making a sandwich.
If you want to reduce or even eliminate your electricity bill, try to produce your own electricity from renewable sources. In addition to freeing you from the burden of electricity bills, they are environmental friendly too. It will make you self reliant on energy needs.