Utility bills can be pricey but what many household heads do not realize is that with just a few simple tweaks, bills can be substantially reduced. IDT Energy seeks to focus on providing energy-efficient solutions for its customers so that all Americans can benefit from reduced bills.
According to EIA 2019 figures, the average residential family spends approximately $118.8 on their electricity bill (over $1,400 per year). This figure may not seem exorbitant, but if even a few hundred dollars per year could be put back into one’s pocket, then that is an appealing thought.
Here are a few simple suggestions to get you started:
- Contact the US Department of Energy to find out how to undertake a very simple home energy audit. That way you can go through each room as well as past electricity bills and figure out where there is money to be saved.
- Lower the thermostat. Even by one or two degrees. This makes a huge difference to heating/cooling costs
- Unplug, unplug, unplug. Whatever you are not currently using, unplug it. Think about the dishwasher for example that you only put on once a week or the computer. Turning off lights is also recommended since that saves $0.04 per 40 watts.
Saving money on electricity and utility bills really is quite simple. It is just a case of increasing awareness and being in the know.