Thursday, June 2, 2011
FREE & Simple Way to Save on your Electricity Bill
Hey Yall, I am not sure who knows about this. I thought I would share in order to maybe help some of yall save some money. TURN YOUR HOT WATER HEATERS OFF WHEN NOT IN USE! Yep, I said TURN IT OFF!
In my apartment, my breaker box is in the kitchen. 2 of us live in my apartment. When we are not taking showers or running the dishwasher we keep the Hot Water Heater breaker off. Then when one of us needs to take a shower or when we need to run the dishwasher, we turn the Hot Water Heater breaker on about 1 hour before we need hot water. LAST MONTH I SAVED ABOUT 50% ON MY ELECTRICITY BILL! I was shocked. Studies have shown that typically you will save about 25% or more. I have a brand new Water Heater that is energy efficient so maybe that is why I saved so much on my bill. I am not sure how this would work with larger households or with children, especially if you have multiple showers/bathtubs. Might be hard to coordinate with everyone but it's worth a shot.
The first couple of days I forgot to turn on the Hot Water Heater before my shower so I started to take a cold shower, then ended up getting out & waiting for hot water. But after that, we got the groove of things and now it's a routine that is easily incorporated into our daily lives.
Let me know if any of you are currently doing this or have heard of this.