Reducing the amount of electricity you use is not just easier on the wallet, it’s good for the environment. Electricity creates pollution. Every time you flip a switch you are polluting the environment because most power plants burn coal or fossil fuels in order to create electricity. With that in mind let’s consider some ways that we can reduce our carbon footprint while reducing our monthly electricity expense.
- Visit your electricity provider’s website or telephone them and find out if they offer energy audits. In some cases, for free or a nominal fee, they will come out, install some energy-saving items and give you advice on other ways your household can save even more on your monthly bill.
- Ask about a monthly payment plan. Not a money saver but if you live on a fixed income it’s nice to pay a fixed amount. You won’t have to worry about the huge fluctuation in costs that sometimes come with seasonal temperature changes.