Have yo done things to save on your electric bill?

@CRSunrise (2964)
United States
December 10, 2008 10:30am CST
I've done some steps to save on my electric bill. I've gotten to where I only do laundry once a week, and my dad installed a thermostat last winter. That alone saved our bill like 45-50 dollars.
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
10 Dec 08
We use the compact fluorescent light bulbs. We have used them for over two years now, and we have not had to replace any of them yet. I made the investment to put them all in our new house at the same time when we moved in. It took a little money, but I know they have paid for themselves with the money they save us from month-to-month. They cost a little more than regular light bulbs, but I wish more people would pony up and use them. Imagine how much power could be conserved if everyone switched to them instead of the old-fashioned ones.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
11 Dec 08
We have some of those bulbs too. It's just that we haven't gotten them switched over yet.
• United States
12 Dec 08
When we moved into our new place a couple of years ago, I went through and counted to find out how many light bulbs we needed to make the switch all at once. I wanted to do it if I could afford to. Luckily, I had enough money to do it, so I went throughout the house replacing the old-fashioned ones. I actually gave them away. I am pretty sure the compact fluorescent bulbs have paid for themselves during the two years we have used them. I am sure they are saving us money on our energy bills every month, not to mention the fact that I have not had to replace a single one of them yet. I am sure we will replace them with other compact fluorescent bulbs when the time comes.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I'll have to do something here eventually. I think we have some of those bulbs here somewhere. I have to find them. We'll probably have to buy some more.
@rainmark (4303)
10 Dec 08
In my case, i do everything to save electric bill. I unplugged all the appliances and lights that are not using to save money as our bills increased to £60 now lolz. Happy posting.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Wonder what that would be in American money. :-) I never did know the conversation rates.
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@rainmark (4303)
10 Dec 08
£1 - .65$ that was the convertion few weeks ago i don't know how much is now. But sometimes it goes up to $1.6 for £1. Cheers
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
11 Dec 08
So it's be like a $100 in American money? Does that sound right?
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
That is pretty good. I've try it in different way since we don't have any airconditioning and we don't use electric stove and our bills is just ok. but this is what were trying to do, we do laundry and dry it in the air by hanging them and use some energy efficient for all our lights in the house with a lower wattage in it. It does really help to lower your bill. Happy Mylotting.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
10 Dec 08
We don't have AC either because we live in an older home. There's no gas in this house, it's all electric. My dad has said he wished he had our electric bill because they have electric and gas, and they pay like double what we pay. I can't really do the air drying the clothes here. It's not dryer warm in our house, and the clothes would take forever to dry, especially when you're dring 4-5 loads a week.
@rainmark (4303)
10 Dec 08
I am doing that druing the clothes on the air instead of using tumble dryer. But it takes 3 days to dry the clothes as it's winter here now. We are also using gas for fire place and cooking foods and the bills were doubled lolz. Happy posting.
@raven66 (335)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
Just bought some wheather stripping to put on doorways. Our place has Duel Energy Saving Furnace and a heat pump system and brand new Thermal windows so its all pretty well insulated.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
10 Dec 08
We had our house weatherized a few months ago. I don't know exactly how that's going to help, but something is better than nothing.
@Momma_B (51)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I saw a article on this recently. Did you know that unplugging your cell phone charges can save you about 25 percent on your electric bill for the year? I had no idea. Overall unplugging any items that you can will save your money. Also turning off the computer when it is not in use will save... HOWEVER I use my computer way to much to turn it off as I am always grabbing every little moment I can to come on and earn a bit of money in one of my little jobs LOL ((HUGS)) Momma B
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I've seen articles like that. There are just some things you can't unplug though, like your fridge, stove, clocks, the DVRs on your satellite box.
@miamhae (339)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
Un-plugging the electric appliances that did not use... Its save a lot of electric because even your appliances are turn off but not un plug its take also electric.. So I unplug the appliances that we didn't use it...