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Ways to lower your electric bill

Save money on your utility bill.
Save money on your utility bill.
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Our electric bill is a monthly expense that we cannot avoid. Therefore, here are five things you can do to reduce the amount you pay monthly for utilities.

Turn off products

When you are asleep, at work, or not using an electrical appliance, cut it off. A good way to make sure that multiple appliances get turned off are to plug them in a power strip surge. This way, whenever rooms with multiple electronic devices are unoccupied, you can simply cut off the surge(s).

Unplug LED light using products

If a product in your house is plugged in and turned off, but still shows an LED light, it is using electricity. Think about it; if you unplug the device, the light goes off. Therefore, whether it is a television, microwave, or more, unplug LED devices when they are not being used.

Battery operated clocks

Rather than having an LED alarm clock plugged next to your bed, switch to a battery operated clock. You will save yourself a lot of money buy purchasing batteries every so often, when compared to how much you would spend on utilities.

Compact fluorescent bulbs

Compact fluorescent bulbs will cost you more upfront. However, they will save you more money at the end of the year in energy costs. They also have a longer life when compared to normal light bulbs.

Energy audit

Last but not the least, consider having an energy audit conducted throughout your home. You may find a couple of additional ways to cut the costs on your electric bill.