Owning a home or even renting is an expensive venture. Add in kids or roommates and your electrical bill can get out of hand easily. Getting your consumption back under control doesn’t have to leave you sitting in the dark. Turns out there are a few little changes that will make a huge difference on your monthly bill.
Turn off What You Don’t Need
Not watching the T.V.? Turn it off. Don’t really need the hallway light on? Flip the switch. The truth of the matter is that all of these little outputs add up to a whole lot every month. In this world of convenience, it’s easy to be wasteful. But a few moments of mindfulness will ensure that you are only using what you need, when you need it. Furthermore, devices that are plugged in are consuming electrical energy even when turned off. Unplug your chargers, hairdryers, and other electronics that you aren’t actually using.
Invest in High Efficiency Appliances
Larger appliances like refrigerators and washing machines eat up a lot of electrical energy. High efficiency versions can end up saving homeowners up to $400 per year. That means lower bills each month. Your wallet isn’t the only one who wants you to save on energy. The Government of Alberta does, too! For many high efficiency appliances, you may be eligible for a rebate. Combine that with the money you’re saving each month and your appliances will pay themselves off in no time.
Get an Electrical Inspection
Poorly set up electrical systems can waste a lot of energy. You may never know what’s going on in your walls without a professional taking a look. Like any system, the matrix of wiring, transformers, outlets, and other electrical components will experience some degree of wear and tear over time. The only way to maintain? Call in a certified electrician in your area like the ones at 4 Star Electric Ltd.