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7 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill

Shocked Woman Looking At Electricity BillOne of the biggest utility expenses for Valley Stream renters is the electricity bill. We use electricity in every aspect of our everyday lives, from lighting and cooling our homes to completing basic household tasks. However, even though you need electricity to do many things, you can still do it in a practical approach to save on your electric bill. By following some of these helpful tips, you might be able to experience real savings every month.

1.   Raise Energy Awareness

The ideal approach 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 contains an air conditioner, the possibilities are it uses more energy than almost anything else in the house. But kitchen appliances, TVs, computers, and so forth could also be using more power than you think. Simply turning off or unplugging devices while they are not in operation will contribute to money saved on your electric bill.

2.   Run Appliances During Off-Peak Hours

In many states, there are also instances when electricity charges are higher. Using electricity during these peak hours, as they are called, will lead to significant spikes in your energy costs every month. To keep your bill low, choose to run large appliances such as your dishwasher or clothes dryer at night or during off-peak hours.

3.   Switch to LED

The safe and cost-effective way to save money over the long term is to switch to LED light bulbs. Energy-saving LEDs are built to consume a lot less electricity while lasting months or even years longer compared to traditional light bulbs. Because of their popularity, you can now find LED bulbs in multiple sizes and styles, suitable for the entire room of your home.

4.   Change Your Filters

When you are running your furnace or air conditioner so much, it’s essential to change your filters often. When filters gather dirt and dust, this will start causing your AC unit or furnace to add extra effort to cool or heat your house. This additional effort consumes lots of energy, which will translate to higher charges on your monthly bill.

5.   Wash Laundry in Cold

Some of the leading energy-hungry appliances in your home are your washer, clothes dryer, and water heater. To save cash using all three, wash your laundry in cold water and line-dry if necessary. This will not just help reduce the amount of energy your water heater uses to supply hot water to your home but can assist you to keep your house cooler by utilizing your dryer less often, as well.

6.   Air Dry Your Dishes

Another technique to save on the electric bill is to adjust the settings on your dishwasher. If you always wash smaller loads, think about shifting to a quick wash cycle that will wash quicker and use less energy. Also, try to 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 many simple strategies to actually 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 room and keep everything cool. In conclusion, close your blinds and curtains during the hottest parts of the day, let the hot air out and the cool air in. All of this approach can make 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 Valley Stream? Contact us today and see what rentals we have available!

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