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5 Simple Ways to Cut your Electricity Bill in Half

5 SIMPLE WAYS TO CUT YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL IN HALF Electric Bill First off evaluate how much you're actually spending monthly on your electric bill and from there determine whether you feel it necessary to cut down on your electricity use or not. PROGRAM THE THERMOSTAT Give the air conditioner a break during the workday. Shifting the settings to allow higher daytime temperatures could cut the average households electric bill by $180 a year, according to Energy Star. UNPLUG Gadgets like a cellphone charger or microwave suck energy -- and generate heat -- as long as they're attached to a power source. Standby power for appliances 5% 10% not in use typically accounts for of residential electricity use, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. WASH LAUNDRY WITH COLD WATER According to Michael Bluejay, A.K.A. Mr. Electricity, SAVE washing clothing in cold water instead of hot can 152/YR sters TURN OFF LIGHTS YOU AREN'T USING TO SAVE TURN OFF A SINGLE 100-WATT LIGHT BULB FROM RUNNING CONSTANTLY TO SAVE AND REPLACE TEN 60-WATT LIGHT BULBS WITH COMPACT FLUORESCENTS TO SAVE CONSIDER THE LIGHT BULBS YOU ARE USING $274/YR $131/YR $4123/YR UPFRONT COST ESTIMATE: According to Michael, you can.. $32 THINK OF APPLIANCES YOU USE BUT DON'T REALLY NEED. ?? For example, throw out the scraps of food on your plate instead using the garbage disposal. (Or, if you're really on the ball, you can compost them!) Work a '70s look and let your hair air-dry whenever possible. Do your makeup next to a window instead of in the powder room. Mash your potatoes with a fork instead of using the hand mixer. Sweep instead of vacuum. The list goes on and on. Once you start thinking of the electric gadgets you use each day, you might discover there was actually once life before them. Give it a try! REMEMBER CONSERVING ENERGY ISN'T JUST SAVING YOU MONEY IT'S SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL! Sources: http://www.smartmoney.com/spend/family-money/13-simple-ways-to-lower-your-electric-bill-22933/ http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2011/08/15/10-easy-ways-to-lower-your-electric-bill/ https://power2switch.com/blog/10-quick-and-easy-ways-to-lower-your-electric-bill-without-spending-a-dime/ BlueVolt'i www.bluevolt.com 5 SIMPLE WAYS TO CUT YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL IN HALF Electric Bill First off evaluate how much you're actually spending monthly on your electric bill and from there determine whether you feel it necessary to cut down on your electricity use or not. PROGRAM THE THERMOSTAT Give the air conditioner a break during the workday. Shifting the settings to allow higher daytime temperatures could cut the average households electric bill by $180 a year, according to Energy Star. UNPLUG Gadgets like a cellphone charger or microwave suck energy -- and generate heat -- as long as they're attached to a power source. Standby power for appliances 5% 10% not in use typically accounts for of residential electricity use, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. WASH LAUNDRY WITH COLD WATER According to Michael Bluejay, A.K.A. Mr. Electricity, SAVE washing clothing in cold water instead of hot can 152/YR sters TURN OFF LIGHTS YOU AREN'T USING TO SAVE TURN OFF A SINGLE 100-WATT LIGHT BULB FROM RUNNING CONSTANTLY TO SAVE AND REPLACE TEN 60-WATT LIGHT BULBS WITH COMPACT FLUORESCENTS TO SAVE CONSIDER THE LIGHT BULBS YOU ARE USING $274/YR $131/YR $4123/YR UPFRONT COST ESTIMATE: According to Michael, you can.. $32 THINK OF APPLIANCES YOU USE BUT DON'T REALLY NEED. ?? For example, throw out the scraps of food on your plate instead using the garbage disposal. (Or, if you're really on the ball, you can compost them!) Work a '70s look and let your hair air-dry whenever possible. Do your makeup next to a window instead of in the powder room. Mash your potatoes with a fork instead of using the hand mixer. Sweep instead of vacuum. The list goes on and on. Once you start thinking of the electric gadgets you use each day, you might discover there was actually once life before them. Give it a try! REMEMBER CONSERVING ENERGY ISN'T JUST SAVING YOU MONEY IT'S SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL! Sources: http://www.smartmoney.com/spend/family-money/13-simple-ways-to-lower-your-electric-bill-22933/ http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2011/08/15/10-easy-ways-to-lower-your-electric-bill/ https://power2switch.com/blog/10-quick-and-easy-ways-to-lower-your-electric-bill-without-spending-a-dime/ BlueVolt'i www.bluevolt.com

5 Simple Ways to Cut your Electricity Bill in Half

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Electricity Bill getting to be too much? Here are 5 simple ways to cut that down that don't require you to make any drastic changes in your life.

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