Like it or not, electricity runs our life – and, without attention to detail, it can end up running our pockets too. Thankfully though, you don’t need to give up on the comfort of the modern life if you want to save money on your power bill – there are many simple and effective hacks to help you do that and still reap all benefits electricity has to offer.
What are some of the best tips for this? Read on and find out more!
Don’t leave anything plugged in
This is not only dangerous, but it can be actually draining for your power bill too. By leaving your phone charger into the wall socket, you basically waste energy – and it only takes a couple of seconds to simply pull it out when you don’t need it! Now, it may seem that you are not wasting a lot of power this way, but day after day, month after month, the electricity you would have saved can reach considerable sums of money on your bills.
Check to see nighttime power rates
Because a lot of people use a lot of electricity during the day, some power companies have special rates during the night. Check to see if your company does the same and run the appliances at night. For example, using the washing machine, the clothes’ dryer and the dish washer at night can end up saving you a lot of money in the long run!
Use Cold Water
Want to save even more money with your washing machine? Keep in mind that the hotter the water is, the more electricity it will take to heat cold water up! Try to use cold water whenever possible! Most clothes are not extremely dirty, so the washing machine can do a great job at washing them with cold water – and, as long as this doesn’t ruin the fabric of your clothes, it can be a really great way to save some money.
Line Dry Your Clothes
The drying machine can add a lot of comfort to your life – but with a bit of organization, you can really pull off a comfortable life without it as well. Try to use your dryer as little as possible and line dry your clothes more – it can save you a lot of money, especially when you look at it in the long run!
Keep Your Refrigerator Efficient
Did you know that an over-filled refrigerator needs more power to function properly? By organizing your foods (and your meals) properly and keeping the fridge at about ¾ of its volumetric capacity, you can save money – both on the electricity bill and on the grocery bill as well! Why not do it, then?
Furthermore, remember that most refrigerators are supposed to run at 37 degrees Fahrenheit and most freezers are supposed to run at 0 degrees too – so keeping your fridge any lower than that will do nothing else than waste a lot of electricity (which will eventually end up on your bill).