Are you looking for ways to save money on bills and keep more cash in your wallet? Aren’t we all? Electricity costs are a great place to start in order to bring down your monthly costs without a lot of lifestyle changes or sacrifices. Here are some ways to save money on your electrical bill:

 

Layer!

 

Before you crank the heat, put on a sweater and pull on some thick socks. Grab a blanket and cozy up. Likewise, before you run the air conditioner in the spring and summer, make sure you’re dressed for the weather.

 

Turn off the lights!

 

Make sure all the lights are off before you leave the house or when you leave a room. The flick of a switch can save you money – so make it a habit to turn lights off that you don’t need. Also, switch out your old bulbs for newer technology energy saving bulbs. You might turn your lights off more often, but that doesn’t mean your home technology needs to be from the Dark Ages!

 

Be a star!

 

Be an Energy Star that is! Make sure the products that you purchase are certified to help you conserve energy. BC Hydro has partnered with retailers to offer deals and rebates on select Energy Star products. Investing in quality products will save you money in the long term

 

Monitor!

 

Log into your BC Hydro account and take some time to explore your energy consumption and see what months you use the most electricity. Look at your itemized bill and be aware of just how much electricity your family uses in a month. From there, set a goal to reduce your use and check in on your progress.  Set an incentive for reaching your goal for motivation.

 

Power Shower!

 

If you have an electric hot water heater, consider taking shorter showers instead of longer baths. Heat less water and get on with your day more quickly. Use less time and electricity to get ready!

Open the curtains and let the natural light in!

Saving money doesn’t have to be a chore. Making a few small changes can really add up. How will you start saving on electricity in your house? Check out powersmart.ca to learn more.

 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by BC Hydro, but saving money and energy are two things I believe in