5 Ways to Save Money on Electricity

5 Ways to Save Money on Electricity

Electricity is a household bill that is definitely a necessity. You can’t very well live without energy and the struggle to cut costs on monthly bills is real.  Instead of driving yourself crazy trying to squeeze the budget to cover the bills each month, use these 5 ways to save money on electricity. Use some of these tips and you can easily be on your way to a lower or more manageable electric bill!

5 Ways to Save Money on Electricity

 

Invest in Lighting and Appliances

It may seem crazy to pay money in order to save on your electric bill but one thing to consider is upgrading light bulbs and appliances. If you are already in the process of upgrading appliances make sure you shop around for the best and most energy efficient appliances.  LED and florescent light bulbs are a great investment. They last a lot longer and use much less energy. We just switched a few rooms to daylight bulbs and they definitely brighten up the room and your mood. I can’t wait to start seeing the savings on our electric bill.

Save Money On Electricity

Motivate Each Other

One great way to save some money on electricity is by challenging your kids and family to catch one another leaving lights on, sleeping with the television or game system on, taking extra-long showers, etc. Set up a strike system or a jar for quarters and soon everyone will be working hard to make sure that they are helping to conserve energy! Adults will have to stay on their toes to make sure they are up for the challenge.

Time Out

Make use of timers. Your television, game systems, and other electronics will have timers for shutting off automatically. The timers are also a great way to make sure screen time limits are respected. Make sure you set up outdoor lighting with motion detectors! They will only turn on when needed and you don’t have to worry about lighting up an empty backyard in the middle of the night!

Update Your Tech

There are tons of new devices that can help you save on your electric bill! Learning thermostats, smartphone apps, and even security systems are available now that allow you to control your lights, heat, and other systems. These new technologies are great for saving money. You can program them to learn your habits and they will automatically work in the most efficient way to save you money…with no effort!

 

Choose Wisely

Shopping around for electric providers just makes sense. I don’t know about you, but I am always striving to find the best prices possible on everything from food to cars. Finding deals and comparing prices is a great way to save money on your electric bill. We just learned about some ways we can save money on electricity with Direct Energy. They provide great rates for those of us living in Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts  and Pennsylvania. areas. Direct Energy provides customers in Pennsylvania the chance to save up to 16%* over MetEd’s electricity rate, and up to 12%* over Penn Power’s electricity rate. There’s more! Save up to 10%* over Penelec’s electricity rate!  All of that could add up to lots of extra money in the vacation fund.

Let us a comment and share tips on how you plan to save money on your electricity bill? Don’t forget to visit Direct Energy to find more options to save money on electricity.

 

*All savings refers to the current difference between Direct Energy’s fixed rate offer and the Utility’s current Fixed Rate for Basic Service as of January 8, 2016, and does not include any other component of the electricity bill. Utility rates are subject to change and there may be no savings following the respective official utility rate change date. Direct Energy’s fixed rates include electricity supply charges only and excludes delivery/transmission charges, taxes, and all other utility-related charges. Offer is limited and valid for new residential customers only.

 

Meagen is a newlywed, animal lover, book enthusiast, who loves to write and create DIY projects in her spare time. She lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband Dustin, their two dogs, and a massive variety of other small animals. You could on any given day catch her singing off key to random radio tunes or reorganizing her bookshelves by spine color.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    GillisHills
    January 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    These are great tips. I need to get better bulbs. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Barrie
    January 18, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Unfortunately living in a smaller town, I don’t have a choice of electricity providers. But we did change out light bulbs. We also use fans in the summer to use less A/C. Everything helps!

  • Reply
    Susan Coon
    February 16, 2016 at 6:32 am

    I think we can only have SRP here. Wish we had options.

  • Reply
    clojo9372
    February 26, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Our family switched to LED bulbs a few months ago, and I can testify that we have seen the savings reflected in our monthly electric bill. I HIGHLY suggest making the switch. Your wallet would thank you. 🙂

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