With the background of poor economy, the first thing that comes into your mind is home improvement saving. Everybody is trying to save up especially on electrical bills, among other things to reduce the money expenditure. Do not worry as no matter what your budget is, there are always simple ways to lower your monthly electric bill. The following suggestions may help you out in more ways that you can even know. Try them.
First, replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs. Even though these light bulbs are comparatively more expensive than the old bulbs but they use less electrical energy making you save more than to make up for the cost of buying them in the first place. They use up to 75 percent less energy and will last 10 times longer than the traditional bulbs.
Next is to turn off the surge protectors. Nowadays it is very common to have several things plugged into one surge protector. The television, DVD player, computer, stereo and satellite receiver may be connected to a single surge protector. Make it a point to turn off the switch before you hit the sack. As all applications are connected to a single surge protector, flipping off the switch is easy and you’ll be amazed at how much this simple act can lower your electric bill tremendously.
Keeps the air circulating using standing fan or ceiling fan is another way for home improvement saving. These will help you to keep more money in the pocket as you refrain from using air conditioners. At the same time, you are also doing a great favor for our planet by reducing carbon emissions.
Make it a habit to clean under your refrigerator as accumulated dusts that get trapped there and in the coils at the back of your refrigerator will cause the compressor to work overtime. So take a broom and start spring cleaning earlier if it gets you to save on your home expenditure.
Last but not least, change your current old-style thermostat with the latest digital programmable thermostat. This will help to stop the air-conditioning from turning on while you are at work or when nobody is at home, thus reducing electric energy wasted. This means, you will be saving more money.