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7 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill

Shocked Woman Looking At Electricity BillProbably the highest utility expenses for Weymouth renters is the electricity bill. We use electricity in almost every aspect of our daily lives, from lighting and cooling our homes to performing basic household tasks. But even though you use electricity for every home responsibility, you can still do so in an intelligent way that can actually save you money on your electric bill. By applying just a few helpful guidelines, you could get real savings every month.

1.   Raise Energy Awareness

An excellent way to begin with reducing your electric bill is to pay attention to which items in your home are consuming large amounts of energy. If your rental home does have an air conditioner, there is a strong chance that it uses more energy than almost anything else in the house. However, kitchen appliances, TVs, computers, and the rest could also be using more power than you think. By turning off or unplugging devices when they are not in use, this could contribute to money saved on your electric bill.

2.   Run Appliances During Off-Peak Hours

In various states, there are also cases when electricity is more costly. Using electricity during these peak hours, as it is called, can cause major spikes in your energy costs each month. To keep your bill low, try to run large appliances such as your dishwasher or clothes dryer at nighttime or during off-peak hours.

3.   Switch to LED

The easiest and most effective way to save money over the long term is to switch to LED light bulbs. Energy-saving LEDs are created to consume less electricity while lasting months or even years longer as compared to traditional light bulbs. Due to their demand, LED bulbs have now come in a variety of sizes and styles, ideal for any room in your home.

4.   Change Your Filters

When you are running your furnace or air conditioner often, it’s necessary to change your filters habitually. When filters become dirty and clogged, they can cause your AC unit or furnace to use extra effort to cool or heat your house. This extra work consumes more energy, which will translate to higher charges on your monthly bill.

5.   Wash Laundry in Cold

Other energy-hungry appliances in your home are your washer, clothes dryer, and water heater. To save money using all three, wash your laundry in cold water and line-dry whenever applicable. This will not only help reduce the amount of energy your water heater uses to supply hot water to your home but can help you keep your house cooler by utilizing your dryer much less, as well.

6.   Air Dry Your Dishes

An additional way to save on the electric bill is to adjust the settings on your dishwasher. If you frequently wash smaller loads, try shifting to a quick wash cycle that will wash faster and use less energy. What’s more, use the air-dry feature rather than heat drying your dishes. This will help you save electricity, one load of dishes at a time.

7.   Cool Down Naturally

There are some easy ways to help your AC run more efficiently during warmer months. If the outside temperature is cooler at night or early morning, open your windows to let the cool air in. In addition, use table fans and ceiling fans to circulate the air in your area to keep it cool. Lastly, close your blinds and curtains during the hottest parts of the day, keep the hot air out and the cool air in. All of this will help your AC unit run more efficiently and save on your electric bill.

Are you in the market for a more energy-efficient rental home in Weymouth? Contact us today and see what rentals we have available!

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