Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

2 Bumps

What are good ways to lower your electric bill?

Answer Question

Asked by Shortma197 at 8:51 PM on Jan. 29, 2011 in Money & Work

Level 15 (2,228 Credits)
Answers (9)
  • lower your thermostat to 66-68

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:53 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Unplug appliances you are not using like can opener, toaster, etc, turn off computers when not in use and ceiling fans. Set your thermostat at moderate temperature.

    Answer by older at 8:54 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • If I am not using right then I unplug it. Microwave, TV, computer, radio, coffeepot, blender gets unplug until i use it. Same goes for lights if I am not in the room lights out.

    Answer by nicjon at 8:54 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • If you have dominion, you can check with your company to see if they have the same service. It's called budget billing.:-) That's what we have:-)

    Answer by uniquemom30 at 9:05 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • This may seem really simple but TURN OFF THE LIGHTS. I put tape on my lightswitches so my son can't turn them off or on. I use energy saving lightbulbs, I snuggle up in blankets on cold nights. I wear more clothes when it is chilly.

    Answer by littlemissali at 9:05 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • we saved $130- $140 dollars on budget billing with our electric company:-)

    Answer by uniquemom30 at 9:08 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Unplug things that are not in use. Turn off printers,.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:20 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • You can turn down your heat, put shrink wrap over your windows to keep drafts out, unplug anything you're not using specifically cell phone chargers computers... things like can air dry clothes instead of using your dryer. Turn the heat down when you're not home or at night.... I'm going through the same thing. lol

    Answer by Namaste17 at 9:21 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Take advantage of free heat. aka the sun! Open up your currents during the day to allow the sunlight in and help heat your home!

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 11:42 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.