How to Lower Your Electric Bill in 2018

Don’t you just hate when you get your utility bills every month and see the potentially crazy amount your electricity use is costing you? Well, lucky for you, there are a number of steps you can take to lower your electric bill and save yourself some money. 

1. Install rooftop solar

Installing solar panels can eliminate part or all of the electricity costs in your home. Installing a solar energy system incurs some upfront costs, but the long-term savings will be a lot greater.   

2. Get ENERGY STAR Appliances And HVAC System

ENERGY STAR-certified appliance consumes up to 25% less energy each month than standard appliances. Consider replacing your HVAC system with an ENERGY STAR version to lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 20%.

3. Use Energy Efficient Products

Using energy efficient light bulbs and power strips along with low-flow shower heads can reduce your monthly energy consumption significantly. LED light bulbs use as much as 75% less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs and can last up to 25 times longer — those energy savings can add up to a significant amount.

4. Insulating And Weatherizing Your Home

Sealing places with air leaks in your home can help reduce the amount of energy required to heat and cool your home. Using caulk and weather stripping on door and window frames to weatherize your home can save you a lot on monthly energy costs. Making sure your floors, walls, attic and crawl spaces are properly insulated can also lower energy costs all year long.

5. Adjusting Daily Energy Use

Finding simple ways to reduce your daily energy usage in your home can save you a lot of money each month. Setting your thermostat at 68 degrees in the winter, turning off lights when you leave a room, and only running your dishwasher when it’s full are all ways to reduce your energy consumption.

If you are looking for effective ways to lower your energy costs, contact us. The licensed electricians at TFC Electric can do an energy assessment of your home, weatherize it and suggest ways to reduce your energy costs.

July 11, 2018