In the midst of their busy lives, most people rarely spend time and effort to save on electricity in their daily lives. Not only is this bad for the environment and putting pressure on the power grid but it is also taking valuable dollars from your pocket in the form of utility bills.
At the recently held utility conference expo, there were many points discussed about how the average house can save on electricity and water thereby reducing their utility bills significantly. All it takes is the right knowledge and awareness among home owners and of course, a little extra effort on the path of each person living in the house.
Another fact noted at the utility conference expo is that most people fail to educate their children from an early stage about the importance of saving electricity and it is noted that children usually waste a considerable amount of electricity and water by forgetting to switch unnecessary lights off and turn off taps once they are used.
Adding a ceiling fan to your home
Surprisingly, adding a ceiling fan to your home can help save up a considerable amount of electricity because it is energy efficient and works to cool your home significantly therefore making it unnecessary to use an air conditioner. A ceiling fan uses almost the same amount of electricity as a one hundred watt light bulb would. It would be useful to adjust the settings on your ceiling fan to make it spin counterclockwise during the summer which can help you to save a massive forty percent on your electricity bill every month. Similarly, if you switch the direction that your fan turns during the winter, you can save up a similar amount of electricity on your heating.
Buy energy efficient equipment for your home
It is extremely useful for you to check on the energy usage of all of the equipment that you buy for your home. In most cases, low energy usage will be shown clearly on the label and marked by a “energy star” on the box. Being aware of the equipment that you buy for your home is key to saving electricity. In fact, if you have equipment that is years old, it would be useful for you to replace all of this equipment with newer equipment even if they are in working condition as newer equipment is known to use less electricity. Make certain that you register all of this equipment with the government as you could be due for tax credits.