Electricity makes your home more comfortable and ensures you don’t ever have to be in the dark. However, your electric bill is often one of the most expensive bills in your home. What’s more, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, energy use in the U.S. is doubling every 20 years. Fortunately, there are a few key ways to save money on your electric bill.
1. Unplug Appliances
Many homes have TVs, smartphones, laptops, computers, kitchen appliances, and washing machines that need to be plugged in while in use or need charging. However, even if you’re not using the appliance or device, it could still be using an electrical charge if it’s still plugged in. To ensure that you’re not paying for something you’re not using at the moment, keep your device (such as your coffee maker, toaster, blender, or phone charger) unplugged until you need to use it.
2. Use LED Bulbs
If you want an energy-efficient light bulb, it’s time to find some LED bulbs for your home. Conduct an inventory of all the lights in your house and see which ones you need to switch out. By switching your fixtures over to LED bulbs, you can reduce your energy expenditure and also have a light that’s safer. For hard-to-reach lights, call an electrician to help.
3. Get an Insulation Test
There’s a chance your high energy bills may be caused by poor insulation. Consider conducting a test to check for all the air leaks in your home. When air can escape from windows, doors, the roof, or your basement, your HVAC unit must work harder to keep your home cool or warm as needed. As a result, your electric bills will go up. When you seal those home vulnerabilities, you’ll have better insulation and lower bills.
4. Update Your Home’s Electrical System
If you don’t often use electricity but your electric bills continue to climb, the issue may be with your electrical system. Contact your local electricians at Volt Electric USA for our home services. We can check out your home’s electrical system to deduce any problems and determine whether you might benefit from having your lights retrofitted or your system updated.
Our electricians can help make sure your home’s electrical system is working correctly, so you can feel confident knowing your electric bills will stay within your budget. For more information about our home services, don’t hesitate to reach out to Volt Electric USA today.