Have you been troubled with high energy or electricity bills coming in month after month? If
yes then you’re reading the right blog. This blog is going to be talking about why we get high
energy bills and what you can do to cut down on the bill amount. Let’s get to the bottom of
why there may be an unusually high electric bill. It may seem tricky, but in reality, it may not
be as challenging as we believe. Firstly let’s understand that the key to fixing a high electric
bill is to check your electrical usage (written out in kWh) as electricity prices can go up and
down, but the amount you consume can tell you how the things you’re doing are affecting
Reason #1: Unplug and Switch off Electricity birds
We all know no one likes to pay for something that they do not use, so why continue to pay
for electricity that you are not directly using. Devices that stay plugged in all day continue to
suck energy throughout, even if they are not in use. That computer charger you keep
plugged in all the time is a waste of energy and also money. The best advice is to Unplug
your devices that are not in use; otherwise, you will continue to have an unusually high
Reason #2: Lights and ceiling fans that are not used strategically in the home.
Every house needs some form of lighting in all rooms, whether it be ceiling lights or lamps.
But did you know that there is a way to eliminate unnecessary electric usage that is in
excess by being strategic with the lighting in your house? Ceiling lights might create a bright
room, but they are not efficient nor strategic. They waste electricity, Try lamps instead. They
provide direct light rather than ceiling lights and are more appropriate. In addition, always
remember to turn off lights and fans if the room is not in use or use optimum number of lights if many lights are present. Do this, and you will no longer see an electric bill high.
Reason #3: Light bulbs that are not energy efficient.
In the long run light bulbs are expensive but LED light bulbs are a must when it comes to
saving money on electricity. LED light bulbs use up to 90% less energy than traditional light
bulbs and nearly last forever.
Reason #4: Your house is not properly insulated.
If your house is not well insulated, Whether you are cranking up the heat on a cold winter
night or have the air conditioning on high in mid-August, you will be wasting money. Old
windows and drafty attic spaces are the culprits behind your unusually high electric bill.
Invest in new windows to have proper insulation. The investment today will save you money
on your bill down the road in future.
Reason #5: Old, outdated appliances.
We all have old appliances lying around in the house that keep asking for energy. For
example That old TV setup in the basement that no one ever watches is sucking energy and
sucking money right out of your wallet. The best would be to donate these or recycle these
old appliances or outdated appliances.