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10 Easy Ways to Save On Your Electric Bill

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To reduce your electricity bill, you don’t always have to take extreme measures, like getting rid of your refrigerator or never using air conditioning. You can continue to live a normal, comfortable life while saving energy and money each month.

Check out these 10 simple tips on how to reduce your electric bill and still beat the heat this summer:

1. Adjust your thermostat

Much of your monthly utility bill is based on heating and cooling usage. You can save money on your electric bill by simply lowering or raising the temperature on your thermostat a few degrees depending on the season.

Instead of setting your thermostat to 68 degrees in the summer, raise it to 71. And in the winter, keep it a little cooler than normal and wear a jacket and socks when you’re home.

Also, consider switching to a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat can help reduce your utility bill by lowering or raising the temperature while you’re away from your apartment, so your heating and cooling unit won’t be running all day while you’re away from home.

And if you’re going on vacation and won’t be home, even if it’s just for a day or two, turn off your air conditioning and heating so they don’t run when you’re away.

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