SNEAKY DEMAND CHARGES & WHAT THEY REALLY COST YOU!
Depending on where you live in the United States or abroad, depends on how much you will pay for electricity. Rates vary from state to state, and some states even have tiered pricing based on your usage or time you use it. Some states are deregulated which means you can choose which provider to use for better rates. But if you are unlucky like me, and live in a state where you cannot choose which energy company to use, analyzing your power bill, and finding out how much each appliance, light, etc. costs in your home or business is vital to lowering your energy costs. For a more in-depth look, visit: http://www.electricsaver1200.com/bills/ Ever wonder why your bill is so high and yet your neighbors isn’t? Below we will discuss a few key things that will help stop those sky high power bills from landing in YOUR mailbox.
DEMAND CHARGES & HOW THEY CAN DRIVE UP YOUR POWER BILL
If you analyze your bill and see that you are being billed for “demand charges” this can be handled by incorporating some new habits &/or gadgets into your home. For example: If you run the dishwasher in the afternoon before the kids come home from school (like many do throughout daily chores), you could be spending more on energy costs than running that same dishwasher load late at night or 1st thing in the morning. Find out what times are peak energy times from your energy provider and work your household into demanding less electricity from your provider during those times.
HOT WATER & ENERGY COSTS
Another thing you can do is, add a hot water heater timer to your home. Make sure all those in the home know to either shower in the evenings or 1st thing in the morning… that is if they want hot showers! By planning your laundry/dishes/ and other water uses around the timer, you can pay less for energy as your hot water heater isn’t working 24/7 anymore. With hot water being #2 on the list for what accounts for your power bill, this is definitely something you can implement to lower energy costs.
Speaking of hot water, you don’t have to wash EVERY load of laundry in hot water. You can wash all your laundry in cold water, except the heavily soiled/stained items. The less you use, the less your hot water heater needs to heat which drives down your electricity bill too..
And you can always switch to a more energy efficient and cost effective tankless hot water heater. The heater only heats the water as you need it. If you switch to a tankless hot water heater, you will NEVER run out of hot water, and you won’t need a timer as it doesn’t need to heat water and hold it in a tank 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. We LOVE our tankless water heater for hot steamy showers to ease that aching back in the morning & endless hot bubble baths to soothe our feet/neck in the evenings 😉
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