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Home Improvement  /  July 14, 2020

What’s the Reason Behind Your High Energy Bill?

It can be a challenge to stick to a budget when your energy costs are rising every month. The increase in your utility bills can be due to your usage, but it can also be affected by various factors. Identifying the culprits behind your skyrocketing bill can help you begin saving money.

Read on to find out the possible causes of your increasing energy bill.

Large Appliances

Dishwashers, washing machines, dryers and other big appliances consume a significant amount of electricity. American families usually do nearly 400 loads of laundry a year and use 40 gallons for a full load. However, a lot of these loads don’t use the appliance to its fullest capacity.

Vampire Appliances

Even when you’re not using your appliances, they still take up electricity when plugged into a socket. Most of today’s appliances and gadgets consume energy. This is mainly because when you press the off button, the device only goes to standby mode so you can turn it back on faster. You should also unplug AC adapters and chargers from outlets when not charging a device.

Improper Use of Lights and Ceiling Fans

Lighting is more efficient when used to illuminate certain areas of the room. Individual lamps can provide you the light you need better than full room ceiling lights. They also don’t consume as much electricity. It would also help to turn off ceiling fans when there is no one in the room. Did you know that ceiling fans have a toggle switch that lets the blade spin into the opposite direction for optimal efficiency depending on the season?

For your home electrical needs, you can count on Handyman Connection® of Grapevine. We also specialize in plumbing, painting, remodeling and storage. Call us at (817) 527-3600, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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