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Any tips on lowering our electric bill????

Any advice on how to lower our electric bill???? Other than turning off the lights when I leave the room and stuff... 'cuz well duh.... anyway, any real advice please

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:28 PM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • PG and E has a program called CARE that gives people who qualify 20% off their bill each month. Call them for an application.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:31 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • unplug things that are not in use.
    We are a family of 3 and live in a 1000 sqfoot apartment and only pay an average of 20$ a month on electricity.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 5:32 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Out AC unit didn't work worth a damn. We had it checked --- they said it was okay, but it would NEVER cut off. Run 24/7 & it would still be 90 in here.

    So, we ditched it, taped up all the vents, and invested in 4 window units - one big one for the living room, and 3 smaller ones for the bdrms.

    The house is comfy now evey when running the over or dryer, and our light bill dropped by $400.
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 5:33 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Find out if you qualify for a discount.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • small little tip but saves ALOT take appliances like stove/fridge/ect out once a month and vacuum the dust that is behind em along with a.c's/central air it helps it flow better therefor using less juice to run them
    peytonJJ27

    Answer by peytonJJ27 at 5:34 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Instead of cooking every day, cook for 2 or three days and reheat in the microwave- this saves heating the oven (and the AC) and the stove top.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 6:39 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • I have everything for the computer (speakers, printer, monitor, firewall, modem) all plugged into an electrical strip. When I'm not home, in bed I shut down the whole strip. It has made a difference.

    We have energy efficient light bulbs in all lights that will remain on for long periods of time.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:48 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Cover the windows, use the CFL bulbs, use ceiling fans (if you don't have ceiling fans use floor fans), add insulation in your attic and make sure your windows and doors are well sealed. Also, the TVA (our local electric provider) has a program where they come out and evaluate your home and tell you what you need to do. They do it for free.
    kc932

    Answer by kc932 at 10:18 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

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