We all need electricity to power our homes. However, due to the numerous ways we use electricity in our homes, the energy bill can quickly add up into a hefty monthly cost. In this article, you will be introduced to five tips that will help you save money on your energy bill.
The energy bill can turn into a hefty monthly cost.
1. Wash clothes with cold water
When doing your laundry, use cold water to wash the clothes. In order to create hot water, electricity is used. This is an unnecessary action that will be reflected in your energy bill. More often than not, clothes will get as clean using cold water as they would when you use hot water. In addition, using cold water preserves the fabric of your clothing, meaning they are able to last for longer.
2. Use a washing line instead of a dryer
A dryer uses energy to turn and dry your clothes. This machine is essentially dispensable because you can use a washing line to hang your clothes. Laundry comes out of the washing machine more damp than wet and only needs to be aired in order to dry. If you do not have a yard with a washing line, you can buy portable ones that you can use in the house.
Lights are an avoidable addition to your energy bill.
3. Turn off lights when you are not in the room
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There is no need to have all the lights on at night. This is an irresponsible waste of energy as well as an avoidable addition to your energy bill. Put the lights on when you enter a room and remember to turn them off when you are leaving.
4. Install a smart metre
Another way to substantially decrease your energy bill is by having a smart metre installed. Without a smart metre, you are charged an estimate by your service provider. This means you generally end up paying more than you need to. A smart metre logs the exact amount of energy you use, meaning your bill is only for the energy consumed. In addition, there are other smart gadgets you can use in your home to save money.
5. Run your dishwasher once it is full
Your dishwasher needs energy to power it. This energy is the same whether the dishwasher is full or not. In order to get the most bang for your buck, only run the dishwasher when it is full. This way you are not paying extra to wash a few plates that you can easily do by hand.
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