1) Are you still using your old refrigerator from 20 years ago? The older refrigerators cost as much as $80 a month on your bill. Also maintaining the right temperature with your fridge could help you save usage. Also keeping the fridge away from heating appliances around the kitchen can help you conserve energy.
2) How many of those neat little black boxes that charge cell phone, PDA’s or any rechargeable electronic device do you have plugged into the wall? Every one of them draws power even if they aren’t busy charging something. This “Phantom Power” draw can be minimized by using a power strip with an on/off switch on it or a “smart” power strip for all your charges.
3) Avoid spotlights, plasma TVs, chandeliers, and central water heating systems. Instead, find alternative electricity saving devices in their place such as CFL low-energy lighting or LED lighting, LED TVs and standalone water heating systems. Ask us for other electricity saving devices for your home to cut even more off your utility bills.