One of the frustrating moments in a month is when you look up at your bill that rises up like a rocket. While there are many things that affect your monthly bills, there are silent troublemakers that you didn’t realize adding up a significant number. And one of the biggest troublemakers is probably your electricity bill.
Today I want to share genius tricks to reduce that insane number on your electricity bill. These tricks are so practical and effective. So let’s just check these awesome tips out!
Wash your clothes in cold water
Water that comes to your washing machine is at cool or room temperature by default. If you choose to wash at higher temperature, the machine needs to warm it up and that requires electrical energy, guys!
To lower your electrical energy usage in your laundry room, wash your clothes in cold water.
Air-dry your clothes
There is another trick to save money in your laundry room, and it’s called air-drying your clothes
. If you have enough space in your laundry room and the season is warm you can practice this trick maybe three times a week so you can reduce the bill.
Wash and dry your dishes manually when you can
Instead of using the dishwasher which consumes so much energy, put yourself to wash your dishes manually and wipe them with a clean cloth to absorb the remaining water.
After that, you can dry-air the dishes.
I understand how comfortable it is to use the dishwasher.
But when you want to save money, there must be something to sacrifice, right?
Turn on the washing machine when it’s full only
Running your washing machine only to wash a pair of socks is a waste of energy and water.
Only turn on the washing machine when it’s full.
This way, you can save money on electricity and water!
Function your curtain
If you got any curtain [and window] in your house, you gotta optimize the function, guys!
Open it to get sunlight instead of turning on the light during the day.
Turn off the lights!
Sorry, guys, but I can’t let you miss this super simple everyday tips.
Walk around your house and turn off the lights that are not needed. This simple trick is often ignored and ignoring this trick every day can waste your money.
Get your house some dimmer switches
So the lamp itself is a genius invention, but there is another super clever invention to use it; the dimmer switch. By installing a dimmer switch, you can adjust the brightness of your lightbulb as you like.
By dimming your lightbulb you can reduce the energy and eventually save your money.
Use ceiling fan instead of the air conditioner
When the temperature is hot, you might get tempted to turn on the AC.
Not only does the AC cost you a lot of of money in the purchase, but it also bulks up your monthly bill because it demands big energy to operate.
So, whenever you need a cool air, choose the ceiling fan instead of the AC.
It needs less energy.
Use the LED lamps
Another technology to save energy.
LED lamps use less energy than the regular bulbs.
So go change your bulbs to LED today. If you feel the price doesn’t fit your condition today, you can replace one of your bulbs today and the other bulbs next month so it doesn’t appear as another shocking bill.
Turn down the thermostat
When it comes to cold season, heating is a vital part of the home convenience.
But don’t let it ruin your electricity expenses.
In the winter when you leave the house or when you go to bed, you can turn down the thermostat several degrees to save energy.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, setting the thermostat to lower than 68 degrees Fahrenheit when you sleep or when you’re not home can save energy.
BONUS TIP: Invest in solar panel
Look at Scandinavian houses! How efficient those countries are when it comes to energy.
They got a lot of solar panels. And I mean A LOT.
Using solar energy for your house is able to cut down your electrical bill to a half or even to a third! And that is actually a genius hack to save your money on electrical bills, not only for next months but for so many years later!