11 Easy DIY Fixes to Slash Your Electricity Bill

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We could all use a little extra cash, right? We pinch pennies all the time, whether it’s buying the generic brand instead of the name brand, shopping the sales racks instead of the new arrival displays, or eating at home instead of dining out. There are many ways to save money. Now, we’re bringing you eleven new ways to save money, all within your own home. Electricity bills add up, and we can help you trim those costs to fit a tighter budget. Follow these 11 DIY fixes to save money and simultaneously help the environment by cutting down on energy usage!

1) Lights Out

This is the quickest, simplest, and most logical way to save money on your electricity bill. Unfortunately, many people leave home without turning off the lights. Whether its laziness or forgetfulness, it all adds up. How much energy can one light really use? You may be surprised how it can accumulate over a one year period. It also depends on what kind of bulb you’re using. Different types of bulbs, like incandescent bulbs, use more electricity than florescent lighting, for example. TIP: What to know how much you’re saving? Take the wattage of the bulb (a 40-watt bulb consumes 0.04 kilowatts per hour) and multiply it by the amount charged per kilowatt. The savings aren’t massive, but every little bit helps, right? If you struggle to remember to flip the switch, consider getting a timer, sensor, or other automatic light controls.

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