We’re always looking for tweaks to make in our budget to save extra money. You know—the kind that are actually easy to do and actually work. One of the easiest ways to save money is right there in your house. Yep, we’re talking about electricity. Sure, we need it to power our homes, but boy, do we hate having to pay for it. Here’s the good news: There are a ton of ways to save on your electric bill—it isn’t just a myth! It’s time for your savings go through the roof each month—not your electric bill. Check out these simple tips on how to lower your electric bill and still beat the heat this summer.
11 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill
Turn off the lights.
Sounds simple, right? For a lot of families, forgetting to turn off the lights is already a hot topic of conversation (to put it lightly). But there’s good reason: Keeping the lights on when they’re not in use is a real drain on your electricity—and your budget. For every 40-watt lightbulb that runs for an hour, 0.04 kWh of energy is used up. So let’s say your electric company charges 10 cents per kWh of electricity. That means every hour the light is turned off, you’ll save BGN 0.004.1 That might not sound like a crazy savings, but if you switch off just five lights in your house for 10 hours a day, you’ll save BGN 6 a month on your electric bill right there. The more lights you switch off (and the higher wattage they are), the more you’ll save on the electric bill! So get in the habit of turning on the light only for the room you’re using right then. And if it’s sunny out, use that natural light to your advantage. Not only is it easy on the eyes, it’s free!