So it is no secret that these days everyone is looking for a way to save money. After a move, that need is on overdrive. Saving money in your new home is important after a move because let’s face it, moving costs money.
Electricity is expensive and is usually one of the most expensive bills when you total up your monthly expenses. There are many fancy new ways to be eco-friendly and save money in the long run with your electricity. In this article, we want to look at simple ways you can cut back in your home on your electricity bill without spending thousands of dollars up front.
The best way to have cheap electrical power is by coming together as a family, being conscious of what electricity is being used. You can easily cut back in your new home and keep the electricity bill lower just by following a few simple tips our movers have put together.
Our Movers have put together 8 tips to help you save money on electricity in your new home.
1. Don’t spend money on electricity you aren’t even using. Many of the items in your house stay plugged in all day and without you even knowing it continues to cost you money on your electricity bill. Computers, chargers, and all sorts of other electronics suck up small amounts of electricity daily and when added together end up costing you quite a bit extra on your electricity bill every month.
2. Use solar-powered night lights. Many homes use night lights throughout their homes, in the hallways, bedrooms and kitchen. These lights do not have to be the typical plug in lights for this. You can use low voltage LED lights that are solar powered for this to save money on your light bill. There are versions of these LED lights that are dome-like lights that can also be used in your cabinets and closets to eliminate the use of overhead lights and plug-in versions.
3. Caulk and weather-strip around windows and doors. You can carefully use caulking around window frames and doors to eliminate energy from escaping out of your house. This prevents wasting money on your electricity bill every month.
4. Set your water heater temperature to 120 degrees. Doing this can save your home up to 10 percent on water heating costs, which in turn affects your electricity bill. Setting the water heater temperature to this will not cause a noticeable change, except for in your electricity bill, which is where you would like to see a change.
5. Change and clean the air filters on your air conditioner. Each month you can save up to five percent on your electricity bill by doing this. This also ensures cleaner air in your home. These air filters should be changed monthly and can be purchased in bulk at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s.
6. Be aware of your laundry habits. Wash and dry only full loads of laundry. This will easily save you time AND money on your light bill. Also, another way to save money on laundry costs is to NOT use hot water anymore and take advantage of the cold water detergents that are new on the market and help save money on electricity costs.
7. Keep blinds shut on south and west-facing windows. Blinds help you to use less energy and tap into or keep out the sun’s natural ability to warm up your home.
8. Keep doors and vents shut. If you keep the doors and vents closed in rooms that aren’t being used this saves a lot on the energy being used in the home. There is no sense spending money on heating or cooling rooms that aren’t being used.
Cutting electricity cost is simple if you just work to keep everyone in the house aware of waste and on board to help save money on the electricity bill.
We hope this helps and look forward to hearing any other ways you may use in your home to save money on your electricity bill.