Like most people you probably hate bills and dread the site of that latest electricity bill lying on your doormat as you wonder how much of your money they are going to demand from you. Before you despair there are many things that you can do to reduce energy consumption in your home. Here are some tips that will help you to reduce your electricity bill.
Converting your home to run on solar power used to be beyond the financial means of most people as it could cost upwards of $30,000 to buy and install. However with products such as the Earth4Energy guide you can be shown how to make your own solar panels for a tiny fraction of the cost.
The most obvious way to reduce energy consumption is to switch off lights and appliances when they are not in use. If you have a family you should discuss with them the importance in trying to save electricity and get them to participate. Even turning off a bedroom light for a few minutes whilst you go to the bathroom will make you small savings that will all add up to make some quite considerable savings the time your next bill arrives.
Turning off household appliances such as televisions when not in use instead of leaving them on standby will help reduce energy consumption. A television won’t use very much power when in standby mode but people will leave the televisions in that state for hours or even days. Saving a small amount of power over a long period of time will save you quite a bit of money.
Do you really need that 100W light bulb when a 60W would be sufficient? How about replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs? Changing to more efficient light bulbs will reduce energy consumption.
How you use your electrical appliances has a bigger impact on your electricity bill than the number and type of appliances that you own. For instance try cutting down on how often you use your washing machine by waiting until you have a full load. Try buying some extra socks if that means you won’t need to use your washing machine quite so frequently!
The most significant change that you can make to reduce energy consumption is to implement some the solar power solutions described in the Earth4Energy guide. This will teach you how to make solar panels for as little as $100-$200 each! If you live in an area that doesn’t receive much sunshine it will also show you how to build a wind turbine as a backup. This can be built for as little as $150! You don’t need much DIY expertise either and you get videos showing you exactly what to do.
With Earth4Energy you’ll enjoy receiving your electricity bills in order just to see how much your new solar panels have actually saved you. As well as helping you and your family save money you will also be helping to save the planet by reducing your reliance on fossil fuels