Your electricity bill may drop by up to 40% if you follow the set of rules below. Additionally, you should also invest in energy-efficient home appliances, home insulation, as well as in consumer control devices.
The energy consumption of your home is generally divided between lighting and the consumption of the various household appliances you own. Lighting represents the smallest factor in this equation – 30%. The rest of 70% is related to the use of electric appliances.
Saving on your electricity bill can be achieved by choosing economical, halogen or LED bulbs that have a life span of up to 10 times longer than the incandescent bulbs and consume with 75% less electricity. To optimize your consumption, you must also avoid keeping the light on when you do not need it and only illuminate the rooms where you actually spend time. Moreover, you should use the natural light as much and as efficient as possible.
When it comes to household appliances, you should read the label attached to each of them, indicating its power. When it is not necessary to use them, make sure to unplug them! This way, you will consume up to 10% less electricity. For optimal usage, make sure to have an electrical inspection by a Westminster electrician periodically to make sure everything is up to date and working properly.