The following tips should help you save on your power consumption

  1. The main cause of the higher electricity bills is running of heating equipment like air conditioners and heaters. In order to reduce the bills, make sure that these systems are running properly and must be checked regularly by professionals.
  2. Change the filters of the air cooler on a monthly basis and make sure that the air conditioner is in the right size for your room. If it is small then obviously, it will not work properly. Too big units may cause a higher electricity bills. So choose an air cooler according to your room size.
  3. For an efficient airflow, you need to keep the greenery trimmed and air coolers functioning properly.
  4. Make it sure that any of your device or appliance is fully turned off when not in use.
  5. It is known to us that fluorescent bulbs are more expensive, but they are absolutely the best in saving energy costs. These bulbs also last 10 times longer than the others. It is also available in the market in many attractive shapes.
  6. You might plant trees in front of your window and it will shade your home as well as minimize your electricity costs that you could have used in cooling. Although you should note that trees will take a couple of years to grow up.
  7. For minimizing the electricity bill you might use the microwave instead of an electric stove. An electric stove, for instance, takes 18 times more electricity than a microwave oven. Moreover you can use a toaster for roasting or baking some small items if you don’t like using a microwave.
  8. If your major appliances such as air conditioners or microwave oven are more than 10 to 15 years old, you need to replace them with newer ones. Age makes them less efficient.
  9. For minimizing the electricity bill you might use the microwave instead of an electric stove. An electric stove, for instance, takes 18 times more electricity than a microwave oven. Moreover you can use a toaster for roasting or baking some small items if you don’t like using a microwave.
  10. If your major appliances such as air conditioners or microwave oven are more than 10 to 15 years old, you need to replace them with newer ones. Age makes them less efficient.
  11. Electric water heater is another source which draws more electricity bill. A good solution for this issue is by taking advantage of electricity companies that offer reduced rates on off-peak.