6 Tips to Save on Your Energy Bill All Year

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty

6 Tips to Save on Your Energy Bill All Year

I love saving money any way I can. These helpful tips are a great way to add a few bucks in your pocket. The more you do, the more you can save.

Multitasking is a No-No

Many companies charge your energy usage in tiers, which means the more you use at one time, the more you are charged. So in short, don’t run your dishwasher and clothes dryer at the same time. Also, try not to use your appliances during peak hours to avoid power surges and higher energy bills. Typically, peak hours are in the morning from about 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and late afternoon from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Let the Dishwasher Wash the Dishes

Believe it or not, washing the dishes in the dishwasher saves more water than hand washing. Here’s the catch--don’t use the dry setting on the dishwasher. Instead, put the dishes on a dry rack or use a towel.

Microwave Beats Oven

Besides it being the fastest cooking method in your kitchen, microwaves use a third of the energy to cook the same food when compared to a stove. Next time you hear that hum of your microwave, just think of all the money you’re saving.

Switch it Off

If you can flip a switch, you can save money. Turning off the lights when you leave a room is a no brainer. However, turning off electronics when not in use is a little harder to keep in mind. Simple things like setting the sleep timer on the TV instead of leaving it on all night can save a lot of energy. Take it one step further and unplug appliances when they’re not in use.

Pack it In

Obviously you’re not going to turn off the refrigerator and unplug it during peak hours, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to make it run more efficiently. By stocking a lot of food in the refrigerator, less cold air will escape when the door is open and the refrigerator won’t have to work as hard.

Out with the Old, In with the New

Traditional incandescent light bulbs have been around for more than a century and the technology really hasn't advanced until the last few years. In fact, 90 percent of the energy needed to light the bulb is lost in the form of heat. Energy-saving incandescent light bulbs can reduce energy up to 25 percent, and CFLs and LEDs can reduce almost 75 percent!

 

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Roy Kelley
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These are very good tips to share.

Have an outstanding December.

Dec 04, 2019 07:06 AM #1
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Cate Griffing
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hey Pat, these are great tips. My dishwasher broke a while ago, but I think this is the push I needed to buy a new one! Thanks for sharing

Dec 04, 2019 10:18 AM #2
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Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
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Pat

You always come up with such good info for any homeowner. I learned a few things reading this. cheers cvc

Dec 04, 2019 10:51 AM #3
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
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Hi Pat - thanks for sharing these tips there was a few I didn't know! 

Dec 04, 2019 11:52 AM #4
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Joan Cox
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Pat, great tips to share with homeowners to save some hard-earned dollars each month! 

Dec 05, 2019 07:30 AM #5
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Pat Champion
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Roy, thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great afternoon.

Dec 05, 2019 11:33 AM #6
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Cate, I have been there before. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great afternoon.

Dec 05, 2019 11:34 AM #7
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Curtis, thanks you so much. I am glad you are able to use some of the tips I share.

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Joan, yes I am all about saving money. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great afternoon.

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