Cutting Winter Electric Bills

electric bulbI know not everyone will be able to do everyone of these suggestions but even if you do just one you will be making a difference. The desire to cutback electric bills even if it is just to save money is still being green and sustainable!

  • Control Drafts with weather stripping
  • Don’t use electric space heaters if you have alternatives, these are serious energy hogs
  • Lower the temp on your hot water heater just 5 – 10 degrees
  • Wrap your hot water heater
  • Switch from traditional incandescent lights to CFL or LED
  • Get an insulation check up especially your roofing insulation
  • Lower the thermostat at night, if you are sleeping in pjs and under blankets you will sleep better with cooler air circulating throughout the house and save money
  • Find alternatives to using your big oven to cook such as a crock pot.
  • Hang your clothes to dry instead of using the dryer
  • Make sure that you have some humidity in the air, not only will it keep you from drying out but it will help hold in more heat
  • Find alternative sources of heat such as a wood stove.

Let me know if you have any energy saving tips that you use effectively!

Light, Love and Peace


2 thoughts on “Cutting Winter Electric Bills

  1. Great tips! I would like to add: lower your thermostat in the daytime, too. Exercise early in the day; it gets you warm and you stay warm most of the rest of the day. And of course, wearing wool helps a lot; the new crop of merino woollens don’t itch (I promise!) and the superwash version can be tossed in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry. 62F inside is not a problem any more (and believe me, I used to shudder at turning it below 72F).
    Of course, turn your thermostat down when you leave the house: no reason for it to be toasty while you’re elsewhere.


  2. Awesome tips, CelloMom! I will have to look into the new merino wool. I have heard that it is much softer. I didn’t think about the thermostat temps, the house we are in now is all wood heat. We have, however, started wearing more clothing. My kids would still like to get the house hot enough to wear shorts in the winter time but they are learning.


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