15 Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill in 2020

15 Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill in 2020

Keeping the lights on isn’t cheap — never mind the air conditioning, furnace and hot water heater. In fact, the typical family spends more than $1,400 per year on utilities, according to the Energy Department.

Tweaking your usage can lower your bill by as much as 25%. Try these effective ways to save money:

  1. Check seals on windows, doors and appliances.

  2. Fix leaky ductwork.

  3. Give your thermostat a nudge.

  4. Adjust your fridge and freezer temperature.

  5. Take shorter showers.

  6. Replace your showerhead.

  7. Don’t wash clothes in hot water.

  8. Fix leaky faucets.

  9. Adjust the temperature on your water heater.

  10. Purchase energy-efficient appliances.

  11. Ask about discounted rates.

  12. Swap out your lightbulbs.

  13. Install dimmer switches.

  14. Use smart power strips.

  15. Do an energy audit.

Keep reading to explore these ways to lower your electric bill, according to Energy.gov.

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