Energy Efficiency

7 Tips To Keep Your Electric Bill Off The Naughty List

The holidays are coming and, for most people, that means your electricity usage will go up. This likely means that your holiday electric bills will go up as well.

Between late night festivities, holiday decorations, house guests, and lots of extra activity, utility bills go up almost every holiday season. That doesn’t have to happen, though, if you follow some helpful hints for cutting down on your power usage during these coming holiday weeks.

After all, you’ll appreciate a lower winter energy bill after the festivities are over in January.

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LED Christmas Lights: How Much Will You Save In Energy Costs?

Is decorating your house for the holiday season a growing obsession? Are you the next Clark Griswold?

For most people, once they start the tradition it continues to grow, year after year. After all, who can pass up the deep discounts at those after-Christmas sales? The only problem with an ever-growing collection of bright holiday cheeriness is that your electric bill will grow right along with your collection of lights.

It doesn’t have to be that way. While your old strings of lights and other electric decorations can add a big chunk to your holiday electric bill, today’s newer twinkles cost next to nothing for shining through the holiday season.

Make a sensible switch before decorating season and you’ll shine through the holidays for a fraction of the cost.

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9 Cool New Energy Saving Gadgets That Every Smart Home Needs

Tech-savvy homeowners can realize true energy savings by adding smart gadgets to their homes.

By upgrading and integrating your home’s smart capabilities, these gadgets allow HVAC, lighting, water, and security systems to use energy more efficiently. Small investments can save you big money. The newest batch of gadgets on the market look good and make your life easier.

Learn more about some of the coolest energy saving smart home gadgets available today.

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Save Energy with Smart Home Technology

We still may not have our flying cars, but when it comes to home technologies, smart homes are fast turning stories into reality. Smart home automation is turning ordinary homes into super efficient showcases, designed to save labor and energy costs all at the same time.

Sure, having an electronic assistant that will turn on your oven and play your favorite songs is cool, but the best part about creating a smart home is the way you’ll lower your energy usage with every smart home addition you make. You don’t have to do a complete makeover in one massive renovation. Start with one piece of technology and add more when they fit your budget.

The savings you’ll realize with each addition will make it easier to speed the process in a surprisingly short amount of time.

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What Appliances Use The Most Electricity?

When it comes to energy usage, not all appliances are created equal.

It makes sense to think of smaller appliances like coffee makers using less power than refrigerators and air conditioners, but there are even differences between models of the same machine. The individual differences might be small, but using the more economical versions can create savings of hundreds of dollars each year.

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12 Ways to Reduce your Electricity Costs

Electricity customers should always be on the lookout for cheap electricity plans, but there are more ways to save money than to simply buy your electricity for less.

For most, a combination of lower electricity prices and smarter electricity usage leads to the lowest electricity bills overall. We’ve come up with a list of tips to help you save money and conserve electricity so you can make the most of your electricity plan.

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