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Cheap Ways To Save On Electricity
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One of the great ways to save money is to lower your utility bills. In this article I will outline an easy and simple set of steps to save on electricity. All of the following steps listed below require little or no money and can make substantial impact on your electric bill. After completing the steps listed below, gather your past electric bills so that you can compare the savings to the next bills.

The first and by far most simple way is to simply make sure that you turn off the lights when you leave a room, and to turn off devices when you aren't using them such as the computer or tv. Another step you can take is to buy a surge protector to plug in devices such as the tv because tvs use a significant amount of power even when they are turned off, then when you are done watching tv you can just turn off the surge protector. Surge protectors can be found almost any store that carries electronics and or electronics accessories.

A third step you can take to save on your electric bill is to buy energy efficient light bulbs. There two styles of energy efficient light bulbs, compact flourescent and led bulbs. Led bulbs use virtually no electricity however they are still new to the market so they are relatively expensive compared to the compact flourescent bulbs. The compact flourescents are pretty cheap and far less energy than the standard light bulbs. Over a ten year period, a compact flourescent bulb will save thirty five dollars compared to a standard light bulb.Another very simple cost free way to lower your electricity usage is to check your refridgerator settings to make sure your fridge is not set too cold. The recommended temperature setting for your fridge by the Food and Drug Administration is forty degrees farenheit.

If you happen to live in a cold climate covering your window with sheet plastic will help to keep out drafts. Sheet plastic can be found at most home improvement stores, and lots of online stores carry it as well.Another way to keep out the draft and lower your electric bill is to buy some window caulk to help seal the windows. If your heat runs on electricity, making sure that you change the furnace filter. The average furnace filter needs to be changed every month. The furnace filter filter being clean will ensure that the furnace is running efficiently and in turn less often.


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