No matter where we live, there’s no doubt that we can all benefit from lowering our electric bill. Thankfully, there are several simple and easy ways to do just that. Here are a few of them.
A good place to start is your kitchen appliances. Using them efficiently, and keeping up with practical maintenance, can maximize your savings. For example, if you notice excessive dust collecting under your fridge, it’s time for a cleanup. When the coils under your refrigerator become coated with dust, this means that the appliance has to work much harder, which winds up costing you more money in the long run. Another thing you might consider is utilizing smaller appliances. For example, try using the microwave instead of the oven when possible. It uses less energy, which, in turn, saves you money.
Another key to not only being cost-conscious, but also keeping your home running smoothly, is keeping a check on your air filters. When you don’t change your air filters frequently, it leads to units giving out, and it also causes them to run longer and work harder. Conserve energy by replacing filters as necessary.
You can also cut down the amount you pay for your electric bill by using your washer and dryer more strategically. Try drying loads of laundry consecutively instead of waiting between each load. The unit stays warmer longer, which lowers energy usage. Washing your garments in cold water is more budget friendly than warm water, so you might also consider adjusting the water temperature. Your water heater won’t be working as hard, leading to a less costly way of cleaning your wardrobe.
The last tip might seem obvious, but it’s a smart and practical way to save. Lower the temperature on your thermostat when you aren’t home, or when it’s nighttime and you can stay warm under the blankets. Even the smallest changes can make a big difference.
For all of your electrical needs and questions, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at J.M. Mullen Electrical Services. We’re here to help. You can reach us at 410-266-6316, or JMMullenElectric.com.