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Ten ways how to save electricity

Updated on December 2, 2014

Saving Energy And Money

There are a lot of ways we can all save electricity and money, and save a little piece of our planet while doing so.

I know its titled top ten, but im going to walk through a few more ways

1 Replace ALL bulbs in your home with CFL bulbs (the spiral flourescent bulbs) This can save you hundreds of dollars a year as well as reducing your energy used from the power company, which makes you a little more earth friendly!

2 Use less air conditioning when possible, This can be achieved by turning your a/c off when your not home (its a lot easier to cool a home in 30 minutes than to let the air run for 8 hours while your at work)

3 Sleep in the dark and quiet! Just by turning the tv and fan off at night you can save over 100.00 a year!!!!

4 Turn off outside lighting after 1 am, instead of allowing the lights to run for eight or more hours a night.

5 Keep the refrigerator door closed, and adjust the thermostat to keep it cold, but not overly cold, try a med-low setting

6 Adjust your hot water heater down to 110 degrees to save money heating water, also try using as little hot water as possible, washing laundry in cold water, can save you over 200 a year. Also consider using less hot water in the shower by taking a cooler shower or shortening the time your in. You can also insulate your hot water heater, and water lines, to make them more energy efficient!

7 Powered down computers when not in use! This is huge, computers suck a lot of juice, and therefore create a lot of heat, causing your central air to run more often, costing you money all the way around.

8 Do not use small electrical devices for lighting (nightlight) or pest control (device that plugs in and emits a "sound" driving pests out) using these types of devices can raise your electric bill 10-20 dollars a month.

9 Keep windows covered to prevent light from entering the home during the day, solar radiation (sunlight) can be your air conditioners worst enemy. Just by using solar blinds or cutains, or even window tint, you can cut cost's by as much as fifteen percent!

10 Hang dry your denim! Not only does this prolong the life of your jeans, but taking just 10 minutes off of a dry cycle can save you a few bucks, PER LOAD!!!

11 Try using natural lighting when possible through the day, I recommend opening the blinds or cutrains whenever you need light, and closing them when you don't.

Click here to read how to save money on your Water Bill,

In The Kitchen

  1. Keep your oven door closed and peek through the window.
  2. Cooking multiple meals at a time can also be helpful
  3. When possible try using a small skillet on a small burner
  4. Remember that a slow boil is just as effective as a pot boiling with furry!
  5. Use a lid when possible to trap heat, and cook food faster
  6. Use your ovens timer and set it to precise times, and use the left over heat to finish curing your food.
  7. Try using left over oven heat to warm plates
  8. During winter months vent left over oven heat into your home to help with your heating costs
  9. Try using a Toaster Oven when possible to keep electrical use to a minium
  10. using the microwave to prepare foods in a fraction of the time can cut costs. Also note that using the Microwave to defrost food can be more costly than an overnight thaw in the fridge.

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      PowerGuru 2 months ago from Lucknow

      very useful tool.Really great idea for power saving.

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      Reya 2 years ago

      Thanks for these nice tips

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      sita 5 years ago

      good tips to save energy

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      shrey 5 years ago

      its nice

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      Sunny 5 years ago

      An other excellent hub from hubpages..The tips mentioned here on energy saving are just too good.I am going to adopt them for sure in order to save max electricity.and wamique for your quote I would like to say that Havells is a giant in lighting products spread in so many countries.Their products are spread throughout the world and making India proud by their services abroad.

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      rishi raj 5 years ago

      good

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      Ankur 5 years ago

      @Pasha:I don't know which brand is bheem going for but If you were to take my recommendation then I would ask you to have a look at havells as they have so many quality products.My uncle currently shifted to his new home and upon visiting is house,I am quite shocked to see the lighting then he told me for lighting Havells Products which are just amazing.

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      Pasha 5 years ago

      @bheem sen:I like your point of removing switches as to save electricity.You said you are changing your bulbs to cfls.Can i know for which brand you are going for and what's the reason for that.Here some of the users are talking about havells being the best,Is havells Sylvania really that good??

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      Vivek 5 years ago

      I think that the first Point is the main point of concern.If we go for a reputed brand and select their CFLs then we can really save lot of electricity.looking at the comments of Karan and Ravi make me to think about havells.

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      ravi 5 years ago

      I read this article and go for havells clf . thanks for this advice i saved my 20-30% of electricity bill .

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      karan 5 years ago

      Using CFL can definitely let you save electricity to a much extent.Havells Sylvania CFLs are being used in my office and they help us save electricity a lot.

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      aahil 5 years ago

      thank you

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      Hrushika 5 years ago

      it really helped me!

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      Kait 6 years ago

      I gess that did work.

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      donique 6 years ago

      i cant believe it help me a lot

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      mishka 6 years ago

      it will help me with my resource & technology assignment

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      JYOTSNA 6 years ago

      THANKS IT HELPED ME LOT IN SCIENCE PROJECT

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      Madhav 6 years ago

      WE HAVE TO SAVE ELECTRICITY SO OUR CHILD CAN USE THIS ENERGY AND MADE THIS 21st CENTURY NEW.

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      sister 6 years ago

      nice because its very informative and it helped me to save electricity

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      Brad 6 years ago

      thanks a lot. i am in grade 6 and my E.M.S teacher assigned us with 8 ways to save electricity for homework and it really helped

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      Ciara 6 years ago

      This is good for someone who has money to spend on new lights and stuff, but not really helpful for someone who has no extra money to spend

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      nisha 6 years ago

      nice!it helprd me to save my money and electricity 2 but it helped me to do my science project

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      cathy 6 years ago

      it too helped me 4 my science assignment

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      anne 6 years ago

      thanks! this help me with my science project!

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      caroline 6 years ago

      reading this really helped me with my home work. i'm in grade 7. we were giving our teacher 15 ways to save electricity. thank u

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      CHANAKYA 7 years ago

      IT was a exclent tips for me to conserv electricty

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      yoyo 7 years ago

      nice lol:) liked it to lol

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      lol:) 7 years ago

      dis is a great way luv it saved my bill $$ so happy i used dis to help me!!

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      superenergy24 7 years ago

      this really DID help

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      lol666 7 years ago

      dis hepled me out a lot