How can we lower down our electric bills?
What are our remedies in turning down our bills, especially in this pandemic time?
I've definitely seen an increase in my bills from being home all the time! It might sound weird but I also feel like having a cosy, bright house just makes me feel better during these times. However, I am trying to turn lights off during the day and in rooms I'm not using, and knocking my heating down a degree or two.
What are your thoughts @Scott Shorter , @Bronwen Sciortino , @Jef Lippiatt , @Daniel Martin , @Mark Grant , @Tom Valcanis , @Calum Maxwell ?
Hey @Hatty Bell I think you’ve mentioned a few ideas and @Yee Trinh also made a good point about trying to negoicate your rates with the provider.
Also, not just keeping most lights off, switching to high efficiency LED lights will use less power and may actually provide more light at the same time. Additionally consider the type of light. Bulbs (even LED) come in yellow, blue or white. The type of light can impact your moood and how the light works in your specific space.
Something else about temperature that I follow is I try to leave the air/heat off for the peak hours of the day and then boost them later in the day. This is because the rates for electricity are typically higher during peak use hours.
A longer term solution may be looking into installing solar panels if that is an option where you are.
In addition to that you can close doors to areas of your home that you aren’t using to keep the temperature centralized. Then to augment the temperature in the room you are working you can use a fan or a small heater (or several large candles) to help keep a comfortable temperature for your working needs.
Thanks for your time it might be a good option " A longer term solution may be looking into installing solar panels if that is an option where you are." sound good
Also a good idea to turn off appliances @Hatty Bell
Thank you guys!!
Keep safe always
Worth giving your provider a call and seeing what charges/fees/rates can be reduced. Consider changing providers. Make it known to your provider your situation and that you are shopping around for a better deal.