How to Save on Electricity This Winter
During the winter months it’s easy for your electricity bill to skyrocket. On average the electric bill can be 200 kWh more in the winter than in the summer months. Between cranking up the thermostat and decorating your home in Christmas lights it’s easy to see why the bill is so much higher in the winter. Here are a few tips that you can use to lower your bill:
- Turning the thermostat down at night and instead adding a few extra blankets to your bed can help keep down the energy cost.
- Make sure you are closing all the doors to your house. If a door is cracked or left open the warm air can escape making the house feel colder than it is.
- Christmas lights are another large drain on the energy bill. LED Christmas lights can use up to 75% less energy than other brands. Also make sure to always unplug your lights at night before going to sleep.
- Bundling up in warm clothes can allow you to leave the thermostat lower. Wearing a sweatshirt or jacket around the house can both be comfy and cost effective!
- Unplug appliances around the house if you are not using them. Often, we can leave small appliances running without even thinking that they’re running the bill up.
This winter doesn’t have to mean a high electric bill. By following these simple tips, you can work towards lowing your energy costs.