Your home energy cost can at times be one of your highest bills. The cost of electricity at certain points of the year gets so high that you can run up hundreds of extra dollars in cost if you are not careful. There are a wide variety of ways that you can save money on your electric bill many of which are very easy to do.
First of all upgrade your lighting. There are many bulbs that can put out lots of light with little wattage. This might not seem like a huge change but it can save quite a bit of money for you in the long run. Also get into the habit of turning lights off so they use energy when it's not needed.
Try doing things like drying your clothes outside. Doing this even a few months of the year can save a family quite a bit on electrical costs.
Be sure to maintain your refrigerator. This would include making sure the cooling coils in the refrigerator and freezer are clear. Also go to the bottom and back of the unit so that you can clean out the vent which will help it run better.
Get a wattage meter that can measure how much electricity that the things you use around your home are using. These are normally less than $20 and plug into the outlet letting you measure what you are using. This will help you focus on the things that might need to be changed because they use too much power
Unplug everything you can when not in use. Many electronics especially draw phantom power even when off. This means they are using electricity even after turned off. This can gradually add up.
When you can use cold water over using hot water. Heating hot water uses quite a bit more energy than just using the cold water which doesn't require any of this electricity.