How to Keep Your Electrical Bill Low for the Fall and Winter Season

by on September 20th, 2014
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Many families have been working hard during the summer months to keep their electric bills as low as possible. Who say’s that these savings have to stop during the Fall, and Winter months. Even though you won’t be running you air conditioner during the winter months, there are plenty of things that can still sap energy and keep your electric bill higher than it needs to be. Below you will find five ways that you can keep your electric bill low for the Fall, and Winter season.

Check doors and windows

The beginning of the Fall season is really the best time to start getting your home ready for the cooler months. You may not mind the fresh air coming in through the cracks in the door during the summer, but it is really a different story during the Fall and Winter months. So check your front door for any gaps that may allow cool air, which can leak in and increase you’re heating bills. You will also want to check your windows to make sure that are insulated well, and you don’t need any last minute repairs. Take your air conditioner’s out of the window and make sure these also did not do any damage to the window sill itself.

Keep line drying your clothes?

I have talked to several people who say that they no longer continue hanging their clothes out to dry after summer has ended. Well as long as there is no rain, or snow, there is no reason why you can not continue drying your clothes outside during the Fall months. Depending on where you live you may find that there is more of a breeze which may actually dry your clothes quicker. Either way you will be saving money when it comes to your electric bill.

Get new blinds and curtains

Having the right blinds can really make all the difference when it comes to keeping the cooler air out, and the warmer air in. So now may be the time to replace your summer window treatments with, heavy winter ones. The idea is to use blinds and curtains that will keep the warmer air indoors.

If you’re not using it, unplug it

During the winter months you may actually use your microwave less. Instead it may prove to be beneficial to use your oven to not only keep the house warm but to cook your food, or reheat it as needed. Some even go as far as to store their microwave oven away, so they will not even be tempted to use it.

Keep your computer off when not in use

When you and your family are not using the computers put them in sleep mode, or turn them off completely. This will help to save a nice amount of money. It will actually save more money than many may have originally thought.

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