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 my house, the lights alone have little impact on my energy expenses.
I don’t use them when it isn’t necessary, but it’s great when not getting distraught when you find a bulb you left on for a day or two by accident. The appliances are a different story however. I do a lot more laundry while it’s summer season, simply because I sweat more and my clothing gets dirtier as a result. Using my oven takes a lot of electricity as well, however the worst thing it affects is the a/c. My kitchen oven will raise the temperature in my lake house by a degree or two if it’s on for just about an hour. This causes the air conditioner to react by running harder. I had another variable exacerbating my air conditioner performance that I would have never considered before speaking with an Heating and Air Conditioning specialist. Trust me or not, my window coverings have been letting too much sunshine inside, and too much cool and conditioned air outside. With more efficient window blinds, you can lower your electricity bill from fewer air conditioner cycles to maintain the same indoor temperature. I have pretty leaky windows to begin with, so having unbelievable window coverings that keep my conditioned air indoors is an immense improvement. It’s also cheaper to buy up-to-date curtains than it is to have your old windows ripped out and upgraded completely. I hope to save towards getting up-to-date windows down the path, however for now I’m ecstatic with my up-to-date window blinds. They already noticeably lowered my electric bill within the first week of use.