There are many ways you can save money on your Elexicon Energy electricity bill by being aware of your energy consumption and taking a few simple actions.
Installing a programmable thermostat gives you greater control over your heating and cooling system usage. You can set the thermostat to run when you’re at home and turn off when you’re out.
Ceiling fans are a cost-effective way to ensure that both warm and cool air circulate throughout your home. Ceiling fans can reduce your central heating and cooling system usage, saving energy and reducing your costs.
Your dryer consumes a lot of energy. Use it sparingly and when you do, use the lowest setting possible. Try a foldable, indoor clothesline for air-drying your laundry or line dry your clothes during the warmer months.
Energy Star products are the most energy-efficient in any product category, using considerably less energy than older models and other, non-Energy Star-rated appliances or lights. Many of the Energy Star products can cost more initially, but can save more energy and money in the long run.
Take advantage of sunny days in winter by opening your curtains early in the day. The sunlight will help warm your home. In the summer months, close your curtains to keep your home cool and reduce your monthly air conditioning bill.
What better way to reduce your electricity consumption than to fire up the outdoor grill. Using the oven indoors over the summer will make your house warmer, causing the air conditioner to consume more electricity to compensate.
A single electronic device doesn’t use a huge amount of energy at any one time. However, if left on 24/7, these costs can add up, especially during mid-peak and on-peak periods if you’re a Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Time-of-Use customer. Check your electronic devices regularly to ensure they are unplugged when not being used.
Make sure your attic and basement are properly insulated to ensure your heating and cooling system isn’t working harder than it has to. If you notice your windows are drafty, consider replacing them or installing weather stripping to reduce the amount of warm and cool air leaving your home.
With regular maintenance, major appliances in your home can run efficiently, saving you more money and energy. Clean your fridge and freezer coils annually, and change your furnace filters once a month.
While convenient to use, dishwashers can consume a lot of electricity, particularly when used during on-peak periods. Reducing your dishwasher use is an eco-friendly way of consuming less energy. Only use your dishwasher when it is full, and hand wash dishes in between, as necessary. The heat drying functionality uses a lot of energy, so switch to the air-dry function as a quick way to reduce your energy and your costs.