5 Reasons Your Electric Bill Is So High


Uh oh, it’s that time of the month again - when you’re dreading going out to get the mail because you’re expecting your electricity bill. We’ve all been there before and we know how much of a burden it can be. But there are lots of reasons why your bill is so high and luckily for you, there are plenty of things you can do to save a few bucks next month.

  1. Unplug Your Devices: you probably already know that leaving electronic devices plugged in draws electricity and causes your bills to increase, but you might not know how many gadgets you actually have plugged in at the moment. Take a walk around your home and unplug the devices that are not currently in use.
  2. Give The Thermostat a Rest: did you know that heating and air conditioning combined makes up nearly 50% of the electricity consumption we pay for each year? The next time you find yourself heading over to the thermostat, we hope it’s to lower the temperature a few degrees in the winter or raise it a few degrees in the summer.
  3. Turn Off the Lights: does your family have a habit of leaving lights on even if nobody is in the room? This is a major culprit for high energy bills. Remind your significant other as well as your children to turn the lights off every time they leave the room.
  4. Wash Your Clothes in Cold Water: you may not realize how much electricity it takes to heat up the water for your dirty laundry when you select the warm or hot option on your washing machine. Wash your clothes on the cold setting instead.
  5. Get Rid of Old Incandescent Light Bulbs: it’s time to switch to LEDs. Sure, they cost a bit more upfront but they last much longer and consume much less energy. It’s absolutely worth the investment in the long run.
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About The Author

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.