December 6, 2023

Ashli Bavard

Modern Home Concept

A Guide To Saving Money On Your Electric Bill

Introduction

The average American household spends about 10{b49b303a7b364ea97526b80c05df49c778ed6cb5d57b8fb402e2f2bd6d1200d4} of its income on electricity, and that’s not including the cost of gas. However, there are several simple ways to reduce your energy consumption without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Here are some tips for saving money on your electric bill:

Get The Most Out Of Your Windows

  • Use shades, curtains, or blinds to block sunlight. If your home has large windows that let in a lot of sunlight, you’ll want to cover them with something that will keep the heat out.
  • Use double-paned windows in the summer. Double-paned windows are much more energy efficient than single panes, so if you don’t already have them installed then this is an easy way to save money on your electric bill and make your home cooler during the hot months of summer!

Eat More Meatless Meals

You can save money on your electric bill by eating more meatless meals. Meatless meals are healthier and cheaper, and they’re better for the environment too! Here are some tips for preparing meatless dishes:

  • Use beans, lentils and other legumes as protein sources instead of meat. They’re full of fiber, which helps keep you feeling full longer than protein from animal sources would do alone. You can also add them to soups or salads as an easy way to get extra fiber into your diet. If you don’t like beans on their own (or if they give you gas), try cooking them with spices like cumin or coriander seed before adding them into recipes–it helps cut down on “beany” flavor while still providing lots of nutrients!
  • Try making pasta sauce from scratch using tomatoes that aren’t canned; it’ll taste better than jarred sauce while saving money at the same time! You could even make homemade tomato paste if there aren’t any fresh tomatoes available locally during winter months when prices tend be higher due demand exceeding supply levels due weather conditions such as snowfall preventing farmers from getting crops harvested before frost strikes again.”

Don’t Overuse Lights

  • Don’t leave lights on when you’re not in the room.
  • Use natural light in rooms where possible, especially if you have windows large enough to let in a lot of light.
  • Use energy efficient lighting where possible (LEDs are one example). They cost a bit more up front, but they last longer and use less electricity than incandescent bulbs or fluorescent lights. If you can’t afford LEDs right now, try turning off your old bulbs and replacing them with CFLs instead–they use less power while still providing decent illumination. And if there’s no way around using incandescent bulbs (they come standard in most homes), make sure that they’re turned off when not needed! You don’t have to have every lamp blazing away 24/7 just because it’s dark outside; this is called “useless consumption” by economists who study energy consumption patterns among households (like yours!).

Turn Off Electronics When You’re Not Using Them

Turn off electronics when you’re not using them. This is one of the easiest ways to save money on electricity, and it also helps prevent electronic devices from overheating. If you have an old computer or monitor that isn’t being used, turn it off. Same goes for televisions and DVD players–if no one’s watching them, turn them off!

You can also save by turning off lights in rooms where nobody’s present (or even better: use natural light instead). Make sure that computers are set to sleep mode when they’re not in use; this will reduce their energy use considerably because they won’t continue running processes such as anti-virus scans or automatic updates while asleep.

It may seem like common sense but many people forget about their chargers when unplugging their phones or tablets at night–make sure all chargers are unplugged before going to bed!

Close Doors in Rooms You’re Not Using

If you’re not using a room, close the door. Closing doors can be one of the easiest things to do to save money on your electric bill. Even if there is no heat or air conditioning running in another room and you don’t plan on using it for hours, leaving doors open will allow heat from those rooms to escape into other parts of the house. This means that even though no electricity is being used by those spaces, they will still increase your overall energy usage and cost more money over time than if you had closed off those spaces with closed doors

Set a Timer to Turn Off Lights Automatically

To set the timer, you’ll need to go into the app and select “Timers.” Then, tap on “Add new” and fill out the form. Name your timer (this can be anything) and choose what time you want it to turn on or off.

Once you’ve selected those details, choose whether you want this timer to apply only during weekdays or weekends as well as which days of the week (e.g., Monday through Friday). Once finished with this step–and assuming everything looks good–tap “Done!” at the top right corner of your screen so that we can move onto setting up other timers if necessary!

Consider a Programmable Thermostat (or Use Technology to Set the Temperature)

You can save money on your electric bill by programming your thermostat to turn down the heat when you’re away and up again when you’re home. The Nest Learning Thermostat can learn from your behavior and adjust itself accordingly, so it’s easy to use and saves energy even when nobody’s around.

If you have a smart device like an Amazon Echo or Google Home, there are many ways to control temperature remotely with voice commands–and some of those methods require no effort at all! For example, I use my Amazon Echo Dot (which costs $50) as a remote control for turning my air conditioning unit on or off throughout the day; this works especially well because my place doesn’t get particularly cold during summer months–but if it does get too warm inside one night while I’m sleeping soundly in bed (as happens sometimes), then all I have to do is say “Alexa” followed by “turn off AC.” She’ll do exactly what I ask without any further input from me! You could also install sensors throughout each room where people spend most time during waking hours; these sensors would send their readings back into an app on their phones so they’d know whether or not they needed extra cooling before heading home after work/school.”

These tips will help you save money on electricity.

Now that you know how to save money on your electricity bill, it’s time to put those tips into action. Here are some ways you can start saving energy and help the environment:

  • Turn off lights in rooms that aren’t being used.
  • Make sure appliances are turned off when not in use, including computers and televisions (and don’t forget about game consoles).
  • Don’t leave heating or cooling systems running when not required–even if they’re set at low temperatures!

Conclusion

We hope you found these tips helpful and that they will help you save money on your electric bill. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!