How to Cut Your Electricity Bill in Half

You don’t have to freeze in the winter or start reading by candlelight to
reduce your electricity bill. There are many simple ways to use less power
with little, if any, impact on your lifestyle.
A good place to start is with your electronics.
According to the David Suzuki Foundation, “Any gizmo that has a clock,
digital timer, remote control or standby mode is sucking energy when it's not
being used (it's called 'phantom electricity' — and it's scary how much of it
there is).” So keep them unplugged as much as possible. Also, unplug
charger cords for phone and computers when not in use. Even when not
connected to the device, they still suck power.
Another easy change to make involves your lights. Switching to compact
fluorescent (CFL) or LED light bulbs can save you a lot of energy. They’re
75% more efficient.
Finally, the old-fashioned method of insulating doors and windows can work
wonders for lowering your electricity bill. In fact, some particularly drafty
homes can lose up to 40% of their heat. Check for drafts regularly and
repair or replace insulation as needed.
None of these ideas will impact your day-to-day living. Yet, they could
potentially save you a bundle.

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