Simple Ways To Cut Your Power Bill This Summer
I was driving yesterday afternoon and took this picture of rain while the sun shines. It is such a Florida weather phenomenon.
With summer here that usually means high utility bills and power consumption to keep our homes cool. But here are some ways to save money on your power bill this summer:
Use Appliances At Off-Peak Times
You can save money on your electric bill by not only monitoring how much you use your air conditioner and other appliances, but also by monitoring when you use them throughout the day.
"Check with your utilities company to see if they offer a time-of-use rate, which will allow you to save money by using appliances at off-peak times," says Suzanne Jones, vice president of marketing for the Association of Energy Services Professionals.
For instance, the energy company Consolidated Edison offers lower rates during weekends, holidays, and weekdays from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m.—when usage and the cost of electricity are low—through its Time-of-Use program.
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