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Help save on your electric bill
on February 2, 2014
Well over a decade ago ago we switched from incandescent lights to CFLs. Our electric bill was reduced by half and we were VERY happy.
Five years ago we started replacing our CFLs with LED lighting. This was back in the day when ALL LED bulbs were uni-directional, not all that bright and pretty damned expensive. But they used way less electricity than even CFLs and DID NOT contain toxic mercury (found in ALL CFLs). We now use multi-directional (bright) LEDs exclusively throughout our home. Our electric bill was AGAIN reduced by half and we were very happy.
Slowly our electric bill kept rising. Yeah I know the price of electricity has gone up. But we couldn't understand why our everyday usage was reading so high. Thinking we'd done our due diligence we were at a loss as to the cause of the increase. I purchased a "Belkin Conserve Insight Energy-Use Monitor" (measures electrical use of anything you plug into an outlet). I was shocked to learn everything (and I mean everything) electrical in our house uses electricity EVEN WHEN IT'S OFF.
We purchased "Smart Strip LCG3 Energy Saving Surge Protector with Autoswitching Technology" for our televisions and computers. It automatically kills the power to any extra stuff we use with the TV or computer. So no need to unplug the DVD player or the stereo ... or the printer, scanner and speakers attached to our computers.
Finally I purchased "Belkin Power Conserve Switchs" (basically an electric kill switch) for ALL our outlets. When we're done using the washer or the dryer, we push the off button and they stop pulling electricity. Same thing for the microwave, our lamps and other electrical items. Our electric bill has gone down considerably. We are VERY happy. Life is good. Being cheap works.