10 Tips and tricks to lower your electricity bill

1-  Peek hours:  If you have a Smart Meter. waiting till 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM off-peak rate go down to 7.7 cents/kWh almost half to cost of using your electricity during the day.

​2-  Install Dimmer Switches:  ​When you install dimmer switches, you will use only as much light as you need

​3-  Keep Your Fridge and Freezer Full:  ​Food acts as insulation and lessens the amount of time that the fridge has to run to stay cool.

​4-  Switch to LEDs:  ​
​​LED light bulbs use 90 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. Switch out the most widely used bulbs in your home. Then, replace the rest as they burn out.

​5-  Install Ceiling Fans:  
​Keep the air circulating in your home, and your air conditioner won't have to work as hard.

​6-  Line Dry Your Laundry:  ​
Hang your clothing outside and let Mother Nature dry your laundry.

7-  Get a Programmable Thermostat:  ​Then you will be able to set it according to when your are home.

​8-  Insulate Behind Electrical Outlets and Switches:  ​This will prevent out cold or hot air from entering your home

​9-  Use Smart Strips:  ​Replace you regular surge protectors with Smart Strip surge protectors, which automatically turn off power to plugs that are not in use. Then, say goodbye to those phantom energy users.

​​10-  Lower the Temperature on Your Hot Water Heater:  ​
13 percent of your home's electricity goes to heating water. You can lower this percentage, by setting your hot water heater to 130-140 degrees. For even more savings, install an insulation jacket, and insulate the first six feet of piping that comes off of your heater.