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7 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill

Shocked Woman Looking At Electricity BillOne of the leading utility expenses for Garden City renters is the electricity bill. We use electricity in every aspect of our lives, from lighting and cooling our homes to fulfilling basic household tasks. However, granting that you need electricity to finish several things, you can still save on your electric bill in intelligent ways. By taking just one or two of these easy tips, you might be able to see real savings every month.

1.   Raise Energy Awareness

The best way to begin with reducing your electric bill is to pay attention to which items in your home are consuming large amounts of energy. If your rental home contains an air conditioner, it is going to uses more energy than almost anything else in the house. Although kitchen appliances, TVs, computers, etc., could also be using more power than you think. Simply turning off or unplugging devices when they are not working could count up to money saved on your electric bill.

2.   Run Appliances During Off-Peak Hours

In other states, there are also instances where electricity charges are high during certain hours. Using electricity during these peak hours, as they are known, may lead to massive spikes in your energy costs each month. To ensure your bill is low, aim to run large appliances like your dishwasher or clothes dryer at night or during off-peak hours.

3.   Switch to LED

A convenient and practical way to save money over the long term is to switch to LED light bulbs. Energy-saving LEDs are intended to consume a lot less electricity and will last months or even years longer versus traditional light bulbs. Because of their demand, you can quickly find LED bulbs in a wide variety of sizes and designs, just right for each room of your home.

4.   Change Your Filters

In case you are running your furnace or air conditioner a lot, it is suggested to change your filters more often. If filters get filthy or clogged, it will cause your AC unit or furnace to work harder to cool or heat your house. This added effort consumes more energy, which will translate to higher charges on your monthly bill.

5.   Wash Laundry in Cold

Some of the most energy-hungry appliances in your home are your washer, clothes dryer, and water heater. To save money using all of these, wash your laundry in cold water and line-dry wherever available. This will not only help reduce the amount of energy your water heater uses to supply hot water to your house but can help you keep your house cooler by using your dryer less often, too.

6.   Air Dry Your Dishes

Another alternative to save on the electric bill is to adjust the settings on your dishwasher. If you usually wash smaller loads, change to a quick wash cycle, which is quicker to wash and use less energy. Aside from that, go for the air-dry feature as opposed to heat drying your dishes. This will help you save electricity, one load of dishes at a time.

7.   Cool Down Naturally

There are a few basic strategies to try to make your AC run more efficiently during warmer months. If the outside temperature is cooler at night or early morning, open your windows to let the cool air in. Furthermore, use table fans and ceiling fans to circulate the air in your home and keep things cool. Finally, close your blinds and curtains during the hottest parts of the day, keep the hot air out and the cool air in. All of these can help your AC unit run more efficiently and save on your electric bill.

Are you in the market for a more energy-efficient rental home in Garden City? Contact us today and see what rentals we have available!

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