Bonus: They’re all free.
The average family spends about $126.65 per month on their electric bill. That adds up to more than $1,500 per year. And when money is tight, reducing your electricity bill is one of the quickest ways to save each month. But if you’re like many people, you’re not sure how to do that. After all, we all have to use electricity, right? We’ve rounded up a few of the best free ways to reduce energy consumption and save money on your electric bill right now (as well as a couple of bonus tips to save on gas and water bills).
Request an electricity audit
Many electric companies offer a free audit where they’ll do a room-by-room examination of your home and look at your electricity bills to help determine where you’re wasting energy. You can follow their recommendations to help reduce your electric bill.
Even if your electric company doesn’t provide this service, you can easily perform a DIY home energy audit using the U.S. Department of Energy website’s instructions.