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How Can I Save Money On My Electric Bill During The Winter?

electricalAccording to the US Department of Energy, the average American household spends up to $2,200 a year on utilities. That’s money you could be spending on a family vacation, a new vehicle, or even your child’s college education.

But it can be difficult to save money with residential electricity services during the winter when days are shorter and the sun goes down by 5 PM. Fortunately, there are ways you can save money and conserve energy even during the darkest (and jolliest) time of the year. Here are a few ways you can conserve energy this winter:

    1. Use a programmable thermostat
      A programmable thermostat is a great way to keep your HVAC system from using energy when you don’t need it. Winter nights in Texas typically range anywhere between 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. When you’re away from the house, program your thermostat a bit cooler. Your heat will kick on less or not at all, saving you money.


    1. Insulate your home
      Heating and cooling typically escapes through small cracks in the home. To ensure your HVAC system isn’t generating more heating or cooling air than needed, insulate your home to keep the warm air in and the cool air out. It will help during summer months, too, to keep cool air in and the summer heat out!


    1. Use LED lights even during the holidays
      LED lights are far more energy efficient than fluorescent lights. LEDs can save you money throughout the year, especially during the holidays when housing, trees, and gardens are decorated in lights. Be sure your holiday lights are LEDs and you’ll help keep the cost of holiday lighting, and your home electric bill, from breaking the bank.


  1. Turn your lights off
    It may sound obvious, but many Americans often leave lights on around the house. Keep your lights off while you’re away on vacation, or in rooms you’re not using. Many Americans go away for the holidays to visit their families. Keeping your lights on while you’re away will only hike up your electric utility bill. Consider a timer to turn off outdoor lighting during the day, or turn on indoor lights to make it look like you’re home when you’re away for the weekend.

It doesn’t have to be a challenge to find energy solutions that work for you and your family this winter. Saving money on your utility bill can be as simple as finding the right home electrical contractor for you. For more information on electricity rates and how you can save money on energy bills this winter, contact Amos Electric Supply today.

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