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    Lowering Your Electric Bill

    Lowering Your Electric Bill

    August 21, 2018

    Lowering Your Electric Bill

    With tax season in full swing and April 15 coming up fast, chances are you have budgeting on
    the brain. If you are looking for ways to save a little extra money this month and for the rest of
    your year, lowering your electric bill can be one of the easiest ways to do so.

    At 24/7 Electric, we are happy to offer our customers strategies to help them save energy and
    lower their monthly bills. Here are a few suggestions.

    Install Dimmer Switches

    Use just the right amount of light for every activity and occasion, and you will save energy in
    the long run. Dimmers allow you to control the ambience in a room and conserve energy all at
    the same time.

    Stock the Fridge

    Having lots of food in your freezer and fridge insulates the cold air so that your refrigeration
    requires less power to function. You’ll have plenty of snack materials and a lower utility bill:

    Use Your Ceiling Fan

    If you keep the air in your house flowing with a ceiling fan, your AC won’t have to work as hard
    to cool you down.

    Turn Things Off

    Leaving unused electronic devices plugged in throughout the day drains electricity for no
    reason. Make sure lights are turned off and computers, phones, and gaming systems are
    unplugged when you leave the house. To help you easily remember to turn off all your devices
    at once, try plugging several electronics into one power strip and simply switching that off
    when you are not using them.

    Maintain Your HVAC

    One of the biggest sources drawing electrical power in your home is your HVAC unit. Have a
    technician check it over regularly to make sure it is operating efficiently and cost effectively.
    Change your filter at least once every three months.

    Install LEDs

    LED lighting uses drastically less energy than incandescent lighting. Consider installing
    permanent LED recessed lighting, or switching to LED bulbs.

    Get Energy Star Appliances

    Appliances with the official Energy Star stamp of approval from the U.S. Government are
    proven to consume less energy, and therefor save you money over time. You can also receive
    tax credits for upgrading to these eco-friendly appliances.

    Adjust Your Temps

    Make sure your HVAC unit is not heating or cooling your home while no one is there to enjoy
    that perfect temperature sweet spot. Turn the thermostat up or down a few degrees before
    you leave the house, and save yourself some money on your electric bill. Consider investing in a
    programmable thermostat that will adjust your temperature for you every day – automatically
    and on a schedule.

    We hope these tips and tricks will help you with lowering your electric bill so you can use that
    extra cash for something really special.