Electricity is an essential utility in life. We cannot do almost all basic things without electricity, such as watching the TV, surfing the Internet, and even listening to radio. For that reason, whether we like it or not, we’re bound to pay electrical bills. It’s no question that we include it in our expenses every month. However, we cannot deny the fact that sometimes paying electrical bills can be a burden on our part. The electricity bill seems to increase as years go by.
“We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.”— Bill Bryson
By saving power, we can cut on electricity bills. Here are some top tips on how to reduce your electricity bill:
Do Not Leave Appliances in Standby Mode
If you’re not actively using your appliances, make it a habit to turn them off. By turning them off, we don’t only mean that you should turn the power off, but you should go ahead and unplug it from the socket. When left unplugged, electronics still consumes some electricity. Most people are used to switching appliances in standby mode thinking that since they are not consuming power. If you didn’t know, now you do.
Using Timers is a Wise move
If you tend not to plug off your devices or turn them off individually, either because you’re busy or merely forgetful, then this should be the perfect solution for you. Using timers is an effective way of saving energy and thus, money. You just have to set a time when the appliances should be use as well as the duration of its usage. Once your appliances reach the threshold, it will automatically turn off. Most home appliances such as heaters, washing machines, TVs have these feature. Therefore, take action.
Become a Smart Buyer
When you shop for something, there are only two things you need to consider the most: quality and or quantity. Some people prefer buying the old models thinking that they are cheaper than the newer ones. While that may be true, you might want to consider its quality too. These old models might be cheaper the moment you purchase the product, but they may costs you more in the long term.
Most old models use technology that has been overtaken by time and may not be suitable in the modern world. For example, CRT screens and even some LCD screens consume more electricity than we assume. You cannot compare them with state of the art LED tv’s, which consume very little power. Which models will enable you to save more money in the long run?
Go Green With Home Automation
Thanks to technology, most companies nowadays are finding numerous ways of building products that are environment-friendly. They aim at making affordable products that consume less energy without emitting dangerous by-products that may contribute to environmental degradation. Take advantage of this and purchase such products as they minimize the emission of carbon footprints. What’s great about home automation is that you can control every appliance at the tip of your hands. You can control their input, output, and even set some timers to make sure they consume less energy.
Improvisation and creativity is a great way to break free from paying a hefty amount of bills. Remember that you don’t have to shoulder the burden of massive bills if you control your appliances to consume less.