Getting smart with how you use electricity can help save your money.
These 7 tips are free. Check them out:
1. Turn off unnecessary lights
Two 100-watt incandescent bulbs switched off two extra hours per day or changing to LED may save you $15 over a year.
2. Use task lighting
Turn off ceiling lights and use table lamps, track lighting and under-counter lights in work areas as well as in kitchens.
3. Use natural light
Open your windows. Turning off one 60-watt bulb for four hours a day is a $9 saving over a year.
4. Unplug unused electronics
Unplug unused electronics and save $50 yearly. Standby power may account for 10% of an average household’s annual usage.
5. Not home? Turn off the air conditioner
Turn off that air conditioner for five hours a day. Do that for 60 days and you’ll save $16.
6. Manage your thermostat
If you have electric heat, lower your thermostat by two degrees to save 5% on your heating bill.
7. electrical inspection
Call an electrician Arlington Heights to do an inspection and see if your bills can go down.