On average, people don’t make it half way through the year in completing their resolutions.
They usually start off hot, doing really well, and are extremely disciplined, but then something happens. They lose all motivation, and suddenly, they postpone it, if not put it off completely.
Maybe it’s thinking one day won’t make a difference, and then one day becomes one week, which eventually becomes months and so on.
However, I have a new-year resolution that I know is bound to succeed; have the cheapest electricity bill in years.
There are several ways I plan to go about this.
Here are some of the tactics I’ll take to be successful at this resolution:
·Turn off any lights or devices when not in use. I know this is common sense, but who doesn’t forget this every now and then? If we are consistent in things like this, you’ll be amazed when all said and done at how much energy you saved.
·Keep your thermostat properly adjusted at all times. Again, this is common sense, but it’s also easier said than done. I used to turn off the thermostat when I wasn’t home and when I got in, it would take a long time for the apartment to cool down or warm up. In summer months, leave it at about no lower than 78 degrees.
·If possible, use an electronic thermostat. With an electronic thermostat, you can automatically set the temperature settings to increase or decrease even when you’re not home.
·Limit your use of electrical appliances. If you use your dryer for small loads, it will use the same amount of energy, and the same amount of money. Make the most of it, and load it up to the most realistic and practical amount.
·Use natural light as often as you can. If you’re home at all during the day, open the curtains and blinds to allow the sunlight in, and keep the lights off. Several hours of sunlight will save a bundle.
·If you’re in a deregulated area, choose your plan easily. This is where the resolution starts. If you’re in a deregulated area, you can shop, compare and choose your own electricity provider and rate by typing your zip code into our compare box and seeing what deals are near you.
If you have any further questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to give us a call anytime at 1-800-971-4020, and one of our expert energy consultants will be happy to give you a hand with any of your electricity needs.