Reduce Electric Cost

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What is one of the best ways to reduce electric cost for your family? Try this simple experiment: track when you use your appliances. It's a little known fact that the time of day that you operate an appliance can have a big effect on your utility bills. Follow these steps to ensure that your electric costs don't skyrocket!

What is one of the best ways to reduce electric cost for your family? Try this simple experiment: track when you use your appliances. It's a little known fact that the time of day that you operate an appliance can have a big effect on your utility bills. Follow these steps to ensure that your electric costs don't skyrocket!

Ensure that your heating system is efficient. This involves making sure the appliance is up-to-date. Look for energy star efficient appliances, available in stores nationwide.

Unplug appliances when not in use. Unattended appliances pose a safety hazard if you have small children in the home. In addition, unattended appliances also release CO2 into the air. When in doubt, just unplug it!

Wash only full loads of laundry in cold water. This tip is probably the easiest to forget. Not only will you reduce electric cost but you will also save 75% more energy!

Unplug that stationary fan. Consider ceiling fans instead. Ceiling fans circulate air throughout the room at a fraction of the cost of stationary fans.

Have your heating/air conditioning system serviced regularly. Poorly maintained appliances function at low capacity. This step saves 2-3% per year on electric costs.

Have you considered turning off your pilot light? Most people don't even consider this money-saving tip. Turn it off in the summer for savings of $3-5 month. Take another look at your stove. Electronic systems use 40% less energy.

Reduce electric cost by turning off that television set. Often overlooked, television sets drain energy. The longer a television set is left on, the more dangerous it can become as well. The internal core of a television set heats up as it runs. The longer it is left on...well, you get the picture.

Keep these simple tips in mind and you will be well on your way to saving money in no time!

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This article was published on 2010/03/29