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These days, we all need to save money anyway we can. You carpool to save gas. You keep your thermostat turned down to save on your electricity prices. You eat at home instead going out to a restaurant for dinner. You skimp any way you can to keep a little more of that money, you work so hard for, in your own pocket.
One area you can start to save some money on is your electrical bill. With electricity prices on the rise all the time, there are some simple things you can do to minimize power consumption, and get the cheapest electricity bill possible.
Unplug your appliances when not in use. With a lot of appliances and electronics just turning them off is not enough. Things such as phone charges, stereos, microwaves and any other electronics that have a light or digital output, still use electricity when not in use. The main offender is your computer. Not only do these items use electricity when not in use, they also give off heat. When you are trying to keep your house cool, having extra heat from internal sources makes it that much harder to keep your electricity prices down.
Every little bit helps in the attempt to keep your expenses down. Using common sense is your best offense in having the cheapest electricity bill possible.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|