In today’s economy, most of us do what we can to pinch our pennies here and there. But when we get a high electric bill each month, saving money can start to feel impossible. Fortunately, there are ways you can lower your electricity bills and start saving your hard-earned money. Here’s what you can do.
Find the Energy Hogs
Saving energy starts with finding out which appliances are the biggest energy hogs. Sure, you can takes small steps to save energy, like swapping old light bulbs for more efficient ones, but when it comes to significant energy savings, you have to determine which appliances consume the most energy.
Unfortunately, the average household in the United States will spend roughly $2,160 on electric bills this year alone! But by finding out which appliances use the most energy in your home, you’ll be more aware of how often you use them. You can use the chart below to get an idea of which appliances generally use the most energy in the average household.
|Appliance||Typical Consumption Per Hour||Cost Per Hour at 10 Cents Per Hour|
|Central air conditioner/heat pump||15,000 watts||$1.50|
|Clothes dryer/water heater||4,000 watts||40 cents|
|Water pump||3,000 watts||30 cents|
|Space heater||1,500 watts||15 cents|
|Hair dryer||1,200 watts||12 cents|
|Electric range burner||1,000 watts||10 cents|
|Refrigerator||1,000 watts||10 cents|
|Desktop computer and monitor||400 watts||4 cents|
|Incandescent light bulb||60 watts||0.6 cents|
Call Mister Sparky Today for 24/7 Residential Electrical Services
Have you ever opened your electricity bill only to cringe in horror at the high price? If so, you’re not alone. At Mister Sparky, we want to make your electric bill something you don’t dread each month. By offering quality products and services, we can help you lower the cost of your electricity bills. Still have questions or want to learn more about our services? Give us a call today at (888) 418-8496 or request an appointment online.