Many of us go through our lives and do our best to pay our bills. The bills come in, and we try our best to pay them, but sometimes we let things go on far too long before we take any kind of action.
Often we do not know what to do about certain bills. We just figure that they are what they are and there juts isn’t anything that we can do to change the way things are. When it comes to you electric service company, however, there are things we can all do to make sure we are maximizing our ability to keep the prices of our bills as low as we can.
The first thing we need to do when we are looking at our electric utility bills is to do an energy comparison between what we use now and what we would be using and spending if we went with another power company or an alternate form of energy.
If we look at where most of our energy goes, we find that 22% of electricity generated in the United States goes toward lighting. Air conditioners use roughly 5% of the energy produced in the United States. An electric service company knows where your energy is going and they are counting on you not doing much about the expenditures you make every month.
Have you ever gone away on a vacation for a couple of weeks and when your next electric bill came in from your electric service company you saw that it went down a great deal. That was obviously because you were away and didn’t need to use much power. But where was the lack of usage most apparent? What did you not use because you weren’t there?
Chances are good it was because you didn’t have all of your devices running in the way you normally would. What you can begin to do is identify exactly what things are using up the most electricity and then decide how you might be able to change that.
Perhaps you might be able to switch some of your electric power generation over to solar panels. You can save an average of $84 per month by having solar panels installed on or around your home. By doing that, you will be reducing your carbon footprint by an average of 35,180 pounds per year. So, you will be saving money as well as doing your part to help the environment.
If you do not have an electric service company that is interested in saving you moving and saving the environment, maybe it is time to find a new electric service provider. Electricity rates do not have to be the same just because a provider says that is what they are going to charge. Those days of electric service providers telling you that things are just the way they do not exist any longer. Competition in the electricity industry has changed the game.
There are many ways you can lower your electric costs right now. Because lighting is the number one thing we use electricity for, find yourself some good quality light bulbs to give you the power you want without using so much electricity. For example, LED light bulbs use only 15% of the energy of a standard bulb and provide an output that is 85% greater. See how easy that was?
There are many more ways to save on your electric services if you just take the time out to research a little bit. It is the little things that help you save the most.