Save $1248 On Your Energy Bill Using These 5 Simple Tricks

Utility rates are the overall amount clients are charged based on factors such their state, power supply, and usage.

1. Utility Rates

Amanda Freick, Altruistic's chief revenue officer, said, "By switching to the TOU rate and timing high-consumption activities, like pool pumps and washing, I saved $50 a month."

The Energy Saver programme of the DOE says that lighting takes up about 15% of the electricity used in a typical home.

2. LED Lighting

If you switch to LEDs instead of traditional incandescent bulbs, they will last up to 25 times longer and use up to 90% less energy.

The EPA says that air that leaks through your home's outer walls, doors, windows, and other openings wastes energy and drives up your utility costs.

3. Upgrade Your Insulation

If people have adequate insulation in their homes, they can reduce their costs for heating and cooling by an average of 15%.

Weatherstripping is how people seal air leaks around things like doors and windows that can be opened to keep heat in.

4. Weatherstripping

You could also use thicker curtains, which can help keep your house warm. With these simple changes, your total energy costs could go down by 10%.

These thermostats can help you control the temperature, which will save you money in the long run.

5. Programmable Thermostats

HVAC experts recommend a wifi-enabled programmable thermostat. EnergyStar estimates an 8% savings on a $121 monthly bill.