Top Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bill

Prices are on the rise everywhere, and it’s likely that your electric bill is no exception. If you’re searching for ways to reduce your electricity bill and save some money, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s explore some options.

  1. Look into a Home Improvement Program:

    • Our first recommendation is to look into a Home Improvement Program. This program involves a BPI-certified analyst visiting your home to conduct an assessment and identify opportunities for energy savings. The best part is that it’s usually free of charge for customers, as it is often run by the local utility company. 

    • If you’re in SMECO territory, you can schedule your free assessment here.

  2. Research your current Heating/Cooling system. 

    • Heating and cooling your home can account for well over half of your electricity bill, especially if your house is older. Older HVAC systems tend to be inefficient and costly to operate by today’s standards. Upgrading your system not only improves the overall comfort of your home but can also be incentivized by local or Federal rebates, reducing the payback period. 

  3. Invest in a Smart Thermostat

    • Smart thermostats enhance the efficiency of your current HVAC system. They allow you to easily set schedules, remotely control your system, and enable the HVAC to turn on/off based on your location. Some models even provide real-time weather monitoring, air quality alerts, and home security features. 

    • One recommended option is the ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced, which received the Energy Star Award in 2023.

  4. Lower your water temperature 

    • Energy.gov suggests that most households only require a maximum water temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit, while many manufacturers default to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. By adjusting the temperature accordingly, you can save energy and reduce your bill. You can find easy steps to do so here.

  5.  Eliminate your bill entirely. 

    • While many energy-saving measures can help reduce your electricity consumption, you’ll still have a bill from the electric company. Energy Select specializes in providing an alternative solution by focusing on solar power. By going solar, you can generate your own power and significantly reduce, if not completely eliminate, your electric bill. 

    • If interested, select here to receive a custom estimate.

By implementing these measures, you can take control of your electricity usage, reduce your bill, and keep more money in your pocket.