Tips to Save Electricity at Home The electrical bill is something that worries everyone every month. With inflation and prices going constantly up and away it is always a good idea to find ways to save on the electric bill. Families all over the world are looking for ways to save on gas and electricity not only for themselves but to save the planet too. It is not hard to do all you have to do is follow these simple instructions.
Your electric water heater is set to one hundred degrees. You do not need water that is so hot, it would burn you if you took a shower in it. The heater keeps the temperature inside it at one hundred degrees even if none is using hot water. Unplug your water heater and take of the two lids, one is on the side near the top of the heater and the other is on the side near the bottom, one below the other.
There is a knob under each cover which sets the temperature of the heater elements inside. Turn both knobs to the eighty degree marker and leave them there for a few days. Try the water for several days, if you believe that it is still too hot and you can turn it down further, do so, take it down to seventy five degrees. Next month you will see your bill go down some.
If you iron your clothes do so all at the same time. Start when the iron is warm, do not wait for it to get completely hot because you will have wasted all the energy it needed to get so hot. Use it even if it is warming up. Do the same with your clothes dryer do not start it until you have a couple of loads ready for drying, once they are dry take them out and put the next load in as soon as possible to save the heat stored inside of it.
Do not leave your television set, Nintendo games, computer or stereo on through the night. When you finish using them turn them off and unplug them. Even if they apparently do not use too much power, on the long run they will run up your bill anyway. The same thing applies to your coffee machine and toaster oven, if you will leave the house, turn them off and unplug them.
Two other appliances worth taking care of and watching them closely are your electric room heaters and air conditioning units. When they are in use make sure all windows and doors are always closed. If it is necessary to leave the room for some reason do it fast and make sure you close the door behind you. These work with thermostats, these feel the changes in the air temperature and react to them staring up or turning themselves off. By keeping the temperature stable they will remain off for a longer time and save you energy.
If you do not need to leave any lights on, don’t. Any amount of electricity used without need adds up to your bill at the end of the month. It is also important to turn the light off in the rooms that are empty. Teach yourself and your family to turn the lights off when they leave a room even for a few minutes. It is not true that leaving the lights on saves energy by not having to turn it on again.Lights do not work with heat, they work with small metal filaments that glow when the electricity flows through them. Leaving them on wastes electricity it doesn’t save it.
Small things and details can amount to large savings if you stay aware of them and take the decision to save. Give it a try you will be pleasantly surprised when your bill comes at the end of the month.