Saving Money on Your Electric Bill
Let’s face it, it can be hard to make ends meet, especially when we have to pay bill after bill, and the rates for essential services, like electricity in Phoenix Arizona, keep going up and up. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to save on some of your payments without having to make major changes to your lifestyle? One of the easiest and most efficient places to start is with your electrical bill. Below we’ll reveal one of the simplest ways to get started on lowering your rates without limiting or restricting your use.
If you want to make a difference in your electricity bill, the quickest and easiest place to start is with your light bulbs. Switching from standard incandescent to LED lighting will save energy, which means you’ll save money, and the difference will be striking. Take, for instance, a 60W incandescent lightbulb. This standard bulb can run for an average of 10,000 hours, and when used for an average of 3 hours/day will cost just over $7 to run. Compare that to the equivalent 9W LED bulb, which can not only run 2.5 times longer than an incandescent bulb (25,000 hours) but will only a fraction of what it costs the run an incandescent bulb ($1).
Although LED lighting has been around for a while, one of the reasons you may not be using it already is because of the cost. LED lighting is an investment because the immediate cost is a bit higher than your standard bulb. But, when comparing prices, it’s important to think about the staying power. If an LED bulb costs you more at the outset, it will still end up saving you more in the long run because they last almost 3 times as long.
Not only are LED lights more efficient and cost-effective in the end, but they are also more environmentally friendly than your standard lightbulb. Because they are energy efficient, they last longer, don’t need to be replaced as often, and contain no toxic chemical, using LED lights is one easy way to reduce your carbon footprint and do something good for the environment, all while saving money!
If you really want to save money though, you may want to do more than just changing out your bulbs. Simple energy practices, like reducing your use and switching over to energy efficient products is a start, but for bigger, more drastic savings you should talk to a licensed electrician who can help make your home more energy efficient.
There are many ways to save on your electricity, and you may want to look into solar power as another way of saving on your bill.