Finding out that we need to pay for huge electricity bills may actually feel like being hit by electric shocks. Although not nearly as deadly, it can be shocking enough. Instead of beating ourselves up, it is a good idea to make sure that we can improve our home and reduce the overall power usages. This will allow us to save some money. There are areas where we can allow us to actually reduce costs. Often, the simplest home improvement tasks can slash our electricity usages significantly. Also by using less electricity, we could actually reduce the amount of toxic gases from being released to the air.
The Planet Earth is the only place where human being can live. It is the planet where we evolve, not Moon or Mars. In this case, by making small improvements, we should be able to make the Earth a better place for our children and grandchildren, although our effort may seem negligible compared to what those large corporate do. It wouldn’t be nice if they would need to live in a future world where they have to wear gas mask, because the urban locations have become so polluted. This may sound like a ridiculous scenario, but in reality, much of our electricity is still generated by dirty coal power plants.
Ceiling fan would be a much cheaper and efficient solution than air conditioning sets. With enough improvements, we could learn where the wind normally blows around our house and we should consider adding new windows in our house. There should be windows to let the wind enters our house and other windows at the opposite side of our house to let the wind passes through. This will make sure that the wind will constantly circulate in our house. The ceiling fan will further improve the wind flow inside our house. This simple, permanent strategy could significantly reduce the interior temperature of our house.
Refrigerator is appliance that constantly consumes energy, more than lamps, computers, TVs and others. It should be our primary target when it comes to reducing the overall energy cost, In this case, we should be able to make sure that the refrigerator will use less power. It would mean less money out of our wallet. Each second, there will be less money that we need to spend to keep our food inside our refrigerator cold. The ceiling fan could also help our interior warmer. Some models can rotate in reverse to suck air from the ceiling into the interior. This will allow us to use heater less. This should be an easy thing to keep the overall electricity costs down.
Another thing that we should consider is turning off the oven about 15 minutes before the roast is fully cooked. It means that if we expect that the food will be fully cooked in 15 minutes, we could turn off the oven right now and wait for 20 minutes. This is just one of many simple and cheap tips to save money on electric usages.