5 expert tips to help you reduce your electric bill
1. Use energy-efficient appliances
It’s always worth investing in household appliances that are built with cutting costs and being more efficient in mind. Old appliances can often work in overdrive, meaning they can be one of the biggest factors in high electric costs, adding to your electric bill, so it’s worth considering
2. Install a dimmer switch on your lights
As autumn is upon us, it’s inevitable that the mornings and nights will be darker for longer, which means we’ll be using lights within the home more. Lights are one of the biggest contributors to electricity bills, so installing a dimmer switch is a great way to lower the amount of energy your lights are using.
3. Opt for a tankless heater instead of a water one
The biggest advantage of a tankless heater is that it only works when you ask it to. Opting for a heater like this is a guaranteed way to reduce the amount you’re spending on electricity, as it’s only operating for a set period throughout the day, unlike a water tank which is almost always functioning.
4. Turn off the heated drying system on your dishwasher
Many homeowners are unaware of this, but a dishwasher will heat the air it produces to dry the dishes when it doesn’t need to. By turning this setting off, your dishes will still be able to dry whilst in the dishwasher, which in turn will help you to reduce your spending.
5. Don’t overcrowd your fridge and freezer
When you have too much food in your fridge or freezer, the appliance struggles to keep the items of food cold, which results in it working harder in order to do its job. With this in mind, it’s important to not overcrowd your fridge or freezer, so the items inside can be kept at the right temperature and you’re only using the amount of electricity you actually need.
Rick Hoskin, founder of Filter King said the following:
“As consumers ourselves and with years of experience in the industry, myself and the team understands how expensive the cost of electricity can be.”
‘We wanted to share these hacks to make people aware that there are an endless number of changes you can make within your home, that will benefit you financially and it doesn’t have to come with an initial cost attached to them.’
‘Whether it’s drying your laundry outdoors or installing dimmer switches on your lights, it’s worth getting to grips with the simple changes you can make which will result in lowering your monthly outgoings and becoming more financially savvy all round.’
You can view all of the 75 ways to lower your electric bill here.