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How do you save on your electric bill?

  1. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    My electric bill was under $350 for the first time in over six months.  Staying on top to the kids to keep things off or unplugged when not in use has been a help I think.  But summer is coming quick and the A/C and swimming pool are almost a necessitiy.  I'm investigating solar and wind devices to trim back a bit on some things.  Does anyone here have any tips?

  2. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago


    Oh yeah and buy a few hamsters and them wheel things they like so much. Put them furry suckers to work. Harness all that frenetic circular energy.

    Hook 'em up to a generator.

  3. CarpetDiem profile image73
    CarpetDiemposted 8 years ago

    CFL light bulbs! Compact florescent light bulbs made a huge difference for us, but most of our electric use is lighting. I don't see how the swimming pool would use much power? And you could go with a swamp cooler or fans instead of AC...
    That and put the kids on tread mills when they want to watch TV. smile

    1. livewithrichard profile image85
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The pool has a pump and filter system that has to run all the time or the pool becomes a useless swamp.  Thanks for the other advices though... how do you attach the tread mills to the tv>  lol

  4. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
    GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago

    Quite simple, really.

    It involves a lot of invisibility paint and a long extension cord connected to my unknowing neighbor's house.

    I use a voltage amp to make sure I don't blow a fuse, that uses biodiesel. Lil' bugger is loud, though. I just tell them its the water heater and that maintenance STILL hasn't fixed it!