Power bills take up a substantial amount of household expenditure, and finding a way to reduce them is a relief. Here are five ways through which you can reduce your power bills.
Setting the thermostat
You should install a programmable heat pump, one which is compatible with your system. Be sure that it’s set comfortably low during the cold season and at a temperature which is comfortable during the summer. This will ensure that you only get the house cooled and heated to the levels which are necessary, there will be no wastage, helping you save on your power bills.
Turn off all gadgets that are not in use
We are guilty of leaving electronic gadgets on even when they’re not in use. This leads to power wastage and high bills, most of which can be avoided. Power off computers, televisions, charging cables and other gadgets when they’re not in use. This will reduce your electricity bill and also secure them from power surges.
Set your gadgets to minimal mode
Sometimes we may be tempted to set some of our gadgets to economical mode thinking that they will perform better, this may just be an illusion and they will consume a higher amount of power while the performance remains relatively the same. Setting them to a minimal or lower mode will help in saving some energy which will go a long way in decreasing the amount of power consumed in your house or office.
Use power strips
Plug your electronics into strips, this will ensure that when you power them off, they don’t use power when on standby mode. Instead the power strip will serve them until they are turned off, this will ensure that they do not draw electricity unnecessarily.
Short showers instead of baths
This not only helps you save on the amount of water used but also on the amount of energy required to warm the water. It takes a long time and a substantially high amount of energy to heat bath water. On the other hand, a shower heater takes less time and therefore less energy.
Although the levels of comfort are different, you will step out of the bathroom clean, regardless of whether you bathed or showered. The difference will show when it comes to the issue of cost and time.