How to Save Money on Your Electricity Bill

How can you save money on your electric bill? The right appliances help. Read about using washers and dryers, lights, and other appliances.

Saving Money on Your Electric Bill

One of the biggest expenses families face today other than rent or mortgage payments is their utility payments, more specifically their electricity bill.

If you have looked at your recent electricity bill and had a mini heart attack, then you are probably trying to think of ways you can reduce the amount on your bill to help save your heart and bank account.

You are not alone in trying to figure out ways to reduce the amount of money you spend on electricity. With rising costs, more and more families want to take advantage of electricity-saving tips.

How can you save money on your electricity bill?

You may not know this, but there are many small things you can do that can add up to big savings when it comes to your utility bills. Have a look.

How to Avoid Peak Hours

Most electricity companies have peak times when the cost of each voltage of electricity is much more than it would be during none peak times. Standard peak times are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Additionally, there are mid-peak times which vary but generally range from 7 am to 9 am and from 5 pm to 7 pm.

When you use the majority of your electricity during the none peak times such as late evening and weekends, you are saving a lot of money on your electricity bill. Though it isn’t possible to reduce using your electricity to those times completely, you can do things like laundry or running your dishwasher during those times to help reduce your utility costs.

How Unplugging Appliances Can Save Money

Did you know that most of your appliances are still sucking energy from your electric sockets when they are left plugged in when not in use? Unplugging your appliances during the times you aren’t using them and plugging them in only when you need them will help cut the cost of your bills.

Why You Should Wash Full Loads Only

When you go to do laundry or turn on your dishwasher, make sure they are being used for full loads only. Filling up your washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher to capacity and running them full will help you save money. Most large appliances use a lot of electricity. Therefore, it is always a good idea to only use them when they are full.

How Using Cold Water Saves Energy

When washing your clothes, use cold water instead of warm or hot water. You will save a lot of money on your hot water heater running when you wash clothes in cold water instead of using hot or warm options.

Why to Replace Old Appliances

When your appliances like your washer and dryer break down, consider replacing them with one that has an energy-saving option. The next time you are on the market for large-ticket appliances, be sure to check out your options when it comes to energy-saving cycles for those appliances to help cut your electricity bill down.

Why it's important to turn off Lights and replace bulbs

Consider replacing light bulbs for energy-saving bulbs. That small change alone can make a big difference in your electricity bill. Additionally, make sure to turn the lights off when you’re not in the room. Leaving lights on can really suck up your money on electricity.

The Best Ways To Save money on electricity

With electricity bills skyrocketing, it is a good idea to find out where and how you can save on your electricity bills. Not only is being energy efficient good on your bank account, but it is also great for the environment.

Next time your electric bills come in the mail, you will be surprised at how much these small changes can impact the cost of your electricity.

Resources— BCHydro, MyMoneyCoach, LaurenGreutman, MapleMoney