With electricity prices on the rise and utility bills getting out of hand, there has to be something you can do to fight back, right? Well, if you’re tired of shelling out stacks of cash to pay for electric, you’ll be happy to know there are a number of things you can do around your house right now that will result in greater savings. Carve out a few hours this weekend and see below to find out how you can reduce energy bills by nearly 40%:
1 – Install Motion Sensor Lights
If you don’t currently have motion sensor lights installed around your home, you’re probably leaving exterior lights on all night, right? Motion sensors are the perfect solution for leaving lights on for 8+ hours per night as they automatically turn off if the area around them is still. These lighting systems can save you up to $100 a year on energy bills.
2 – Utilize Power Strips
There are a number of culprits when it comes to energy vampires in your home. Larger electronic devices and appliances are all in the running. Instead of plugging each one directly into a wall outlet and forgetting to unplug them while they’re not in use, plug them all into one power strip and turn the entire strip off with one click of a button. Once again, you can save nearly $100 a year by making this small change.
3 – Clean The Dryer Vent
Not only can a clogged dryer vent lead to a house fire, you can actually save electricity each time you run the appliance if the vent is clear. A normal electric dryer uses about $85 worth of electricity per year, but ones with clogged vents can cost you $25 extra or more.
4 – Change The Furnace Filter
We suggest writing the month on the side of each furnace filter you install. This will help you remember how long it’s been in use for and will be a good indication of when a new filter needs to be installed. For maximum efficiency and optimal system performance, change the filter once a month and you’ll save about $60 a year as a result.
If you’re paying attention, performing those 4 simple tasks can save you nearly $285 a year on utility bills. Sounds pretty good, right? And if you want to get carried away and make a few additional changes, that number will only grow!
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