14 Actionable Tips on How To Save Money on Electric Bills

As prices continue to climb across the board, we must find ways to cut costs, survive on less, and save more. Thinking about ways to save money on electric bills can help us save more.

The average American home consumes around 11,000 kilo-watt hours (kWh) of electricity annually. On average, Americans can be spending anywhere from $900-$2,000 on electricity per year.

1. Turn off Lights

According to energy.gov, “Turning off fluorescent lights for more than 5 seconds will save more energy than will be consumed in turning them back on again.” Use natural lighting to save you money.

Why not air dry them? Air drying is as efficient as opening the washer door and letting in air. Some dishwashers have an air dry function that can help make it easy for you.

Air Dry Dishes

The California Energy Commission says that you could save anywhere from 11-50% of your energy costs by air drying your dishes. Technology is great, but letting your dishes air dry is a great way to save some money.

Some 75-90% of the energy used to wash clothes comes from water heating. That choice can be simple if you have a choice between saving energy or washing your clothes in warm or hot water.

Wash Clothes in Cold Water

Washing your clothes in cold water can dramatically reduce your energy costs. Less energy used for hot water means more savings on energy costs.

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