Recently, I’ve read somewhere in an article that in order to cut down the gasoline bills, one needs to stay at home. Do you think this is the right way to save energy? Leave those gasoline prices (crude oil has already come down below $95 per barrel); the electricity bills are causing a big headache to us.
Have you ever analyzed the most frequent question that haunts housewife – “Why is my electricity bill so high?” If you remember that earlier we used coal, natural gas, hydel and now nuclear power to generate electricity thinking that one fuel/source will cut costs but every option is pricey. This led to a phenomenal increase in higher costs for electricity generation itself.
If that is the situation on national level, how to cope up with increasing electricity bills at the individual level? After considerable research, I’ve formulated 6 simple ways to reduce the electricity bills. This will help you to save money even as the prices climb:
1. Limited Use:
Many of us lighten all the rooms even if we are just single. Just confine yourself to a single room, and then switch off all the lights and fans of other rooms. Even if you are out of the home for 5 minutes, then switch off all the electrical appliances including a small light.
2. Smart Investments:
Instead of taking ordinary bulbs, invest in power saving CFL bulbs. Even though a Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb cost is expensive but in long run it saves money by saving power.
3. Programmable Thermostats:
Programmable thermostats will reduce the electricity wastage mainly when everyone’s asleep. They save as much as 20% on your total electricity bills.
4. Smart Usage Home Appliance Usage:
Smart handling of electrical and electronic appliances will radically cut down the electricity bills. If you consider using the front load washing machine with full load of garments then it will result in less electricity usage. However, if you use the washing machine for multiple washes then it will result in more power bills.
Similarly, many of us look and enjoy TV and switch off with remote but fail to switch it off at the main. It is not a time consuming process; just takes a few seconds. The same thing is done with PC monitor. I’m not asking you to shut down the whole PC but make sure that you switch off the monitor even if you are out of it for a minute.
5. Water Heating:
Heating water consumes a big part of power and thus you get high electricity bills. Alternatively, you can get hot water jackets made up of vinyl cased fiberglass. Solar water heaters are another good option to save energy and lower the electricity bills.
6. Clean & Seal Your Home:
Maintain a clean and dust free environment in your house. Make sure that there is a proper sealing of your home. Even a small crack may increase your electricity bill.
The above mentioned six techniques will significantly cut your energy expenses to an extent of 30 to 40 percent. Fortunately, there is a 100% solution to it. You can make a Power Generator At Home with solar and wind energy and thereby completely eliminate the electricity bills.
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