It can often be annoying when trying to figure out what’s making your electric bill so high.
Now that I’m using mostly all LED lights throughout our house, the lights alone have little impact on our energy expenses.
I never use them when it isn’t necessary, however it’s nice not getting uneasy when you find a bulb you left on for a day or many by accident. The appliances are an odd story though. I do so much more laundry while it’s summer, simply because I sweat more plus our clothing gets dirtier as a result. Running the oven in the kitchen actually takes a lot of electricity as well, however the worst thing it affects is the cooling system. My dining room oven will raise the temperature in my home by a degree or many if it’s on for over a second. This makes the air conditioner react by running harder. I had another variable exacerbating our air conditioner performance that I would have never considered before speaking with an Heating as well as A/C specialist. Believe it or not, our window coverings have been letting too much sunshine indoors, and too much cool plus conditioned air outside. With better window blinds, you can lower your electricity bill from fewer air conditioner cycles to keep the same indoor temperature. I have somewhat leaky windows to start with, so having fantastic window coverings that keep my conditioned air indoors is a big improvement. It’s also cheaper to buy current curtains than it is to have your old windows ripped out plus replaced all the way. I hope and pray just to save towards getting current windows down the road, however for now I’m ecstatic with our current window blinds. They already noticeably lowered our electric bill within the first month of use.