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How I can fix energy bills of my home?

I am tired to paying huge electricity bills. can someone tell me how can I reduce them to minimum.

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  • esspeajay Sep 28, 2018

    In many cases energy is lost due to inadequate insulation, older style windows, especially single pane windows. and HVAC ductwork that is poorly insulated or leaking. If your attic or basement are unusally cool in the summer or exceptionally warm in winter you might be losing energy through faulty ductwork. or missing or inadequate insulation.

    There are many ways to reduce your energy bills. Many are as simple as wraping your water heater with insulation, caulking windows and doors, or turning you HVAC up or down as little as 1 degree in either direction depending on the season.

    There are many "smart" devices which can reduce energy consumption such as smart thermostats and smart lighting. Water heater timers work well as do circulating pumps designed to provide more instant hot water for showers etc. meaning less time running water waiting for it to reach a comfortable temperature.

    I suggest the very first place to begin is an energy audit. Most power companies offer a professional home energy audit free of charge. They will identify the deficiencies. Suggest methods of correction, and in many cases offer monetary incentives such as rebates, tax incentives and frequently, assistance programs to provide upgrades at little or no cost to the homeowner.

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Ensure your electricity is being accurately metered and ensure you are on the most suitable tariff from the cheapest supplier in your area.

Ensure no one else is using your electricity - if you have near neighbours it is possible by a mistake or dishonesty for you to be supplying or partly supplying another home.
Leave the main isolator on but switch everything else in the house off or unplugged from the power outlets and your electricity meter should not be recording any consumption.

If that test is ok then all the power being consumed is being consumed by you and the way to save money is to consume less and that means using low energy lighting or leds and switching stuff off that isn't being used - that means switching off and not leaving stuff on standby like it is a new religion, keeping the thermostat low and wearing extra layers of clothing in winter and using fans and/or a cooler in summer instead of aircon.

Ensure your home is adequately insulated and then some. Draught-proofing is a must apart from essential ventilation and in winter secondary double-glazing is a big help along with heavy curtains. Reflective film on the windows can help keep rooms cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

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High energy bills is a very common problem. Every home owner or tenant wish to save energy to lower energy home energy bills. There are different ways to lower your home energy bills. I am going to share a blog post which will guide you to do it properly.

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Stop using energy. turn off all the lights, shut off water heater, and turn off air conditioner.

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SOURCE: How do you reduce an electric bill in a all electric house?

The biggest wasters of electrical energy are Heat and A/c, water heaters,dryers and ranges. The more you insulate the less you have to cool or heat. If you live in a warm climate, consider installing an attic fan that runs on a thermostat or timer. During the summer allow it to run, during winter turn it off. Ceiling fans in rooms that are occupied create the illusion of being cooler, allowing the thermostat to be turned up.I'm not sure of the exact numbers but any thermostat setting on your a/c below 78 is more inefficient so try kicking the a/c up and the heat down. I'm a Florida boy so I can't tell you much about baseboard heaters. I know that anything that heats things up cost a lot in energy.

Consider installing a hot water heater timer. Commonly called a "Little Grey Box". Whenever your water heater is not actually being used it is still heating the water. A big waster. Once installed set the timer to cycle the water heater off during times when you commonly don't use it. Overnight,when your at work etc....

Somewhat antiquated, but a clothesline always uses 100% less energy than a clothes dryer. :) Short of this, try to fill the dryer all the way and make sure your dryer vent and lint trap are clear.

Microwaves draw 1/3 the energy of a range and run for 1/10 of the time. Microwave as many things as you can. In our house we have started microwaving canned veggies and boxed side dishes and such.

These are the big ones I've done at my house. A lot of the other things seemed to be more work than they are worth. Some actually end up costing you more if you don't own the house for decades.

There are many sites you can visit such as your local power company and possibly your local government pages.

Good luck. I'm in the same boat with the high power bill.

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How do you reduce an electric bill in a all electric house?


The biggest wasters of electrical energy are Heat and A/c, water heaters,dryers and ranges. The more you insulate the less you have to cool or heat. If you live in a warm climate, consider installing an attic fan that runs on a thermostat or timer. During the summer allow it to run, during winter turn it off. Ceiling fans in rooms that are occupied create the illusion of being cooler, allowing the thermostat to be turned up.I'm not sure of the exact numbers but any thermostat setting on your a/c below 78 is more inefficient so try kicking the a/c up and the heat down. I'm a Florida boy so I can't tell you much about baseboard heaters. I know that anything that heats things up cost a lot in energy.

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