4 Ways to Cut Your Electric Bill Costs

by Cheria BrickhouseApril 13, 2017

We all love to save a little money, right? Well according to CNBC, you can slash your electric bill by killing ‘vampire’ power drains. Below, you can find the four tips that they give to help you save money in your home.

1. Timed Power Cut-Offs

via Amazon
via Amazon

  • Tip 1- Unplug devices when they have fully charged or when they are not in use
  • Tip 2- Prompt “sleep mode” settings on your devices after a certain amount of time
  • Tip 3- Purchase conserve-brand switches and/or conserve power strips to shut off the power of devices by the flip of a switch or a remote switch
  • Tip 4- Purchase Energy Star electronics that are more energy efficient

2. LED Lights

via Home Depot

  • Lasts longer than regular light bulbs – up to 20 years
  • Consumes less power
  • Comes in different colors

3. Smart Thermostats

via Best Buy
via Best Buy

  • Allows you to control the temperature from your smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch

4. Water Sensors

via Smart Home
via Smart Home

  • Minimizes water damage
  • Alerts you on Smartphone if any leaks are detected within range
  • Perfect for locations where water damage often occurs like the basement, near windows, or water heater

Read on to learn five more tips on how to lower your electric bill.

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Cheria Brickhouse
Cheria is an aspiring homeowner and the Content Marketing Coordinator for Homes.com. When she isn't working, she stays busy sewing, designing, and diving into all sorts of DIY projects.

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