Lights on but no one home? Is your electric bill out of control? Learn how to save money on electricity with the easy to implement suggestions in this post.
Do you feel like your electric bill keeps growing month after month?
Has it gotten so far out of control that you’ve been making minimum payments week after week just to keep them from shutting it off?
Don’t stress! Here’s 6 helpful ways to save money on electricity…without moving off grid!
How to Save Money on Electricity
Stop the Dishwasher
Wash your dishes by hand instead of running your dishwasher. Not only does this save money on electricity, but it takes less time and wastes less water!
Hang Your Clothes
Instead of using your dryer, just hang your clothes out to dry. If you don’t have a clothesline, use an indoor drying rack or just place your clothes on hangers and hang them on your shower curtain rod.
Turn Off Lights
Make sure to turn off each light as you leave the room and don’t turn them on at all unless it’s dark out. Also, consider switching your light bulbs from incandescent to LED. They last longer and they cost less to use in the long run.
Unplug every single unused appliance in your house. Short of your refrigerator and/or freezer, there is no need for anything else to be plugged in all the time. Remind yourself everyday, if it’s plugged in – it’s using electricity!
Take Short Showers
Stop wasting time in the shower! Get in, get washed and get out. Again, this saves a ton of water, but it also helps save money on electricity, because your not running your water heater and your well pump for long periods of time.
Turn off the Tube
Don’t leave the T.V. on when you’re not watching it, if you want noise, then turn on the radio and listen to some music. Not only will it help you save money on electricity, but it will give you a boost of energy, too.
I hope you take the time to try some of these tips, I just know they’ll help you save money on electricity and stop sending all your money to the utility companies.
More money saving tips:
- Save Money on Groceries Without Using Coupons
- 10 Ways to Save Money Without Feeling Deprived
- Save Money With Homemade Cleaning Supplies
Have a Spectacular Day!
Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.