By Christi Posner
Discovering how to save electricity around the house can help you save money – up to hundreds or thousands of dollars per year! Without telling you to throw on a sweater and some slippers, we’re going to give you ways to save electricity with the items already in your house. You know, your major appliances, small appliances, electronics, heating and cooling systems, and lighting.
Here are 31 ways to save money on your electric bill.
Saving Money is Easy When You Know Where You Use Electricity in Your Home
The first step to saving money on your electricity bill is to know how and where you use the electricity in your home. The majority of your electricity is sucked up by major appliances like your oven, washer, dryer, and fridge. Your furnace and air conditioner come in a close second, followed by lighting, small appliances, and electronics.
Here’s a breakdown:
** Figures provided by SaskPower.
31 Electricity Savings Tips
Electricity savings tips are always the same old, same old. We're often told “turn off the lights!” or "don't waste water!" So instead of giving you the same spiels your mom gave you as a kid, we’re going to show you how to use the items already in your household in a better way.
Click on a link to learn how to save money on your electric bill with:
- Major Appliances -- Washer & Dryer, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer and Ovens
- Heating & Cooling -- Furnace, Air Conditioner and Hot Water Tank
- Around the House -- Electronics, Computers, Laptops and Lighting
Looking for coupons, rebates or savings programs? Most energy companies have special offers that you may not know about. Here is a summary of free campaigns to help you save electricity and money in your province.
Learning How to Save Electricity and Save Money is One Thing, Now Put It To Good Use!
It’s not enough to read tips on how to save electricity without having a plan to save money and put it to good use as well. The good news is, we’ve got a guide for you. If you’re ready to reduce those utility bills and start saving for a goal like a hot vacation, read our 4 step plan to save money on your household bills, and learn what to do with it once you've started saving money!
Many people believe that the amount that comes due on your utility bills is uncontrollable. The truth is that you have a lot of control over how much you need to pay. By educating yourself on how your hydro bill can get so high, you can make reasonable changes and truly have the things in life that you want.