Seven tips to help you save on your electric bill
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|Turn off everything electrical at the socket when not in use; chargers, TVs, computers, washing machines and so on all use electricity, even when in standby mode. |
Use mains rather than battery-operated items. If you have to use a battery-operated appliance, use rechargeable batteries buying new batteries each time is very expensive.
Beware of plasma screens they use a lot more electricity than other TV screens.
At the risk of stating the obvious, electricity is expensive.
Take control of your electricity bill with a few simple steps you can reduce your bill considerably.
Switch off lights when not in use.
Fit energy-efficient light bulbs they last about 12 times longer than ordinary bulbs and consume about one fifth of the energy. They come in all shapes and sizes, including spotlights. Many energy companies and councils are even giving them away.
Switch appliances off at the socket when they are not in use.
Microwave ovens use about 80% less electricity than conventional ovens.