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We Know How You Can Cut Your Electricity Bill In Half

Or at least a huge chunk of it

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Unlike going on a shopping spree, utilities like electricity bills are no fun to pay—however, they are a part of our reality and it's something we have to face every month. To help ease the weight of it all, you can try and cut down the costs with smart use of energy! Save a chunk of your paycheck by incorporating these practices into your daily routine: 

1. Schedule laundry loads. 

It's better to get your laundry done in one day than to do it multiple times which will require you to use your washing machine more often. Aside from ticking off a task from your list of household chores, your machine only has to run for a long period of time once. 

2. Minimize use of toasters and microwave ovens.

While using these appliances can be convenient for prepping food, these consume a lot of energy. Avoid turning to these essentials whenever you can and try to stick to more traditional ways of cooking to save electricity. 

3. Put your airconditioner on timer.

Instead of letting it run all night, consider setting the AC on timer just until your room cools down. Leaving it on for a longer period of time doesn't make the space cooler as air just continues to circulate after all. 

4. Use task lighting instead of general lighting. 

Although general lighting provides more illumination, costs can be reduced with task lighting as it provides focused light where needed. Instead of choosing to turn on ceiling lights, consider using lamps or desk lights. 

5. Have a central fridge at home. 

If it suits your lifestyle, avoid having mini fridges around the house and settle with a central fridge instead. A few steps going to the kitchen wouldn't hurt and it will help you save a ton of money. 

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