When you pay your electric bill, do you ever wonder why it is so high? Many do, and depending on your home size, your type of heating and other factors, it can vary greatly. What might be some reasons why your bill is so high, and what can you do to lower it?
Looking at what is most likely your largest cost – heating and cooling, might give you a few ideas. Investing in a smart thermostat, or even just a digital thermostat, you can set times when you are sleeping, out of the house for work and similar, when the heat or air-conditioner doesn’t need to run.
It is also important to make sure that the system runs as efficiently as possible by replacing or cleaning filters regularly, and checking that there are no leaks in the duct system in your home.
Replacing older light bulbs with LED lights or CFL bulbs will also save you money over time since these use less power.