Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I cut my electricity bill in half

Well Almost!

Last month my electric bill was 160.00, this month it is 90.00. In just one month I saved 70.00 on my bill! We were surprised to see how much our bill went down. I'm not even sure what I did to save energy.
I know that since our dryer broke I've been hang drying all the clothes. We would've bought a new dryer but honestly, I've been enjoying hanging the clothes to dry. Everything I read online about the positives of hang drying are true. It has become habit and I'm not sure I want to buy a new dryer. Now that I see my new electric bill it makes it seem insane to go spend 700.00 on a new dryer plus all the money it cost to run it. We always have visitors staying for long periods of time at our house during the winter and with 11 ppl and 2 dogs around at some points I know a dryer will be a necessity. Sadly. I suppose I could just buy the cheapest one I can find and only use it when my family is in town.
I never turn lights on during the day unless I'm in the laundry room or cooking. I just open the shades and let the sun do it's job. We have also started unplugging appliances when not in use and my computer and TV all get unplugged before bed. I'm sure if I would remember to do this every night we would save even more. Tony does something with the thermostat too but I don't have a clue.
Other than the few things I've listed we haven't done anything different. If you have any tips to save some more money I would love to read them.

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