3 Reasons Your Electric Bill is High
Do you dread getting your electric bill? Does it seem to increase every month and you just can’t figure out why? You are most likely wasting energy. Fortunately, there are ways to find these energy draining sources. Here are three common reasons you could be seeing a high electrical bill:
1.Go Unplugged. Wondering why you’re wasting electric — take a look around your home and count how many items are plugged in. Now, how many of these do you unplug? Not many? Though it wasn’t a problem in the past, many of our modern appliances, when shut off, no longer power down. Instead, they go into standby mode and still draw power. Take a look around and identify any items you rarely use and unplug them. You can even add a few to a power strip and shut that on and off when needed.
2.Outdated Appliances. Upgrading your appliances can be costly, but so is using outdated ones. If your appliances aren’t energy efficient — it’s time for an upgrade! Appliances before 1997 were not yet Energy Star rated and sucked up a ton of energy. So even though it might seem like a significant investment, a more energy efficient appliance can save you money in the long run.
3.Bright Lights, Big Electrical Bill. Your house does not need to suck up extra energy to be well lit. There are many energy efficient lighting options now available — and don’t forget about your windows! Utilize sunlight when you can, and shut lights off when you leave a room. Another energy waste? Ceiling fans! Turn them off whenever you leave home. Though little, these changes can add up to some big savings!
TFC Electric provides residential and commercial electrician services to homes and businesses across Suffolk County, Long Island. Contact us online to get started with a free estimate, or call (631) 589-2800.