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21 tips: no-cost ways to save electricity

System - Sunday, November 7, 2021

21 tips: no-cost ways to save electricity.!!🤔🤔


21 small changes can add up to big savings on your bills

The best way to start saving on your electricity costs is to get smart with how you use electricity. Make these 21 no-cost changes in your home and you could save $500 or more a year, depending on a number of factors including the size of your home.

Now's the time to also join Team Power Smart and start a Reduction Challenge. If you can deliver on most of the 21 changes below, you could reduce your electricity use by 10% over the year and earn a $50 reward.

 

Woman turning off the lights

1. Turn off unnecessary lights

Two 100-watt incandescent bulbs switched off an extra two hours per day could save you $15 over a year. Better yet, switch to LED.

Save $15

 

Image of bright sunlight shining into empty office space

2. Use natural light

A single south-facing window can illuminate 20 to 100 times its area. Turning off one 60-watt bulb for four hours a day is a $9 saving over a year.

Save $9

 

Use task lighting

3. Use task lighting

Turn off ceiling lights and use table lamps, track lighting and under-counter lights in work and hobby areas as well as in kitchens.

Save $6

 

Take shorter showers

4. Take shorter showers

Hot water is expensive. If two people in your home cut their shower time by a minute each, you could save $30 over a year.

Save $30

 

Turn water off when shaving, washing hands, brushing teeth

5. Turn the water off when shaving, washing hands, brushing teeth

Reduce your hot water usage by 5% to save about $19.

Save $19

 

Bathroom faucet

6. Fix that leaky faucet

Fixing a hot water leak in your faucet can save up to $9 per year in energy costs. Learn how to fix that leak.

Save $9

 

Unplug unused electronics

7. Unplug unused electronics

Standby power can account for 10% of an average household's annual electricity use. Unplug unused electronics and save $50 a year.

Save $50


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