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You know it always happens. Every time you move into a new home; there is a time frame of about 3 months as you get used to the new utilities bills. A bigger or smaller home will use different amounts of energy. More or less people also influence usage. And your geographical location also influences how much you have to pay for energy. I always hate those first few months as I get to know the new features of each house and how to save energy in a new environment. Which is why I’m looking to use super bright LEDs for our new home.
Why should we save energy? Well, being eco-friendly and wanting to help conserve energy is always a good motivation. But shamefully; money is our most powerful motivator. We need to save the money. We are moving from a 1500 sq foot home to a 2993 sq foot home in a few weeks. I know we won’t be able to keep our power bill down to our current $50-60/month any longer! But that doesn’t mean I can’t try to keep it as close as possible!
Use LED Power to cut your energy bill
- Turn off all lights when you leave a room.
- If your devices aren’t in use, unplug them.
- Unplug device charging cords when not in use.
- Turn off computers at night, don’t just put them into sleep mode.
- Unplug kitchen appliances when not in use.
- Line dry clothes in summer. I got a clothes rack for drying heavier items like Jeans or blankets so I can put them outside to dry instead of using energy from the dryer.
- Turn down the heat at night in colder months. You are already under blankets, no need to keep the higher heat setting.
- Turn down the AC in the summer; and dress in lighter clothing and enjoy frozen healthy treats.
- If your home has the setting, turn off the AC completely in the Autumn/winter/spring months. This way, it won’t even turn on when temperature is right. It will save a lot of money
- Ensure all doors and windows are weather and energy efficient to keep cold out and warm in. Or in the Summer months, to keep hot air out and your cool air in.
- In Summer, before the sun rises; be sure to close all windows and shades. This helps to block the heat from entering your home and can literally keep your home 10 degrees cooler.
- Keep the doors closed! No matter what season you are in, keeping your entry doors closed keeps your warm air in. Or in the summer it keeps your cold air in.
- Plant Shade trees in front of main windows to also help shield your home from heat in the summer.
- Upgrade your appliances to all Energy Efficient products. It really does save on your power bill. We also upgraded our fridge this year and saved another $10/month on the energy bill the following months.
- Convert all light bulbs to GE LED Energy Smart light bulbs. You will see an immediate difference on your next energy bill! Plus the LED light bulbs don’t look funny. But that’s just a superficial bonus.
It was almost exactly a year ago; that I did a big conversion of our current home. I traded out the old light bulbs for new GE energy efficient light bulbs. I didn’t get the entire house changed over. But I did convert all the Ceiling fans, and all the basement bedrooms. The result was an immediate $20 savings on our power bill the next month. And we’ve been able to keep it that low ever since. Even with the boys reverting to their old habit of forgetting to turn off the lights! /sigh. The work of an energy conserving mom is never over!
The savings from our change over was so dramatic; that now as we are faced with a new home I know what we have to do! We will be doing a full scale light bulb conversion the day we move into the new house! Why wait those first few months trying to figure out the new energy costs? We are going to start from day 1 working to conserve energy costs to keep our bills down.
Our new home has more than double the light bulbs. There is a ceiling fan in every room with at least 3 light bulbs instead of the usual 2 lights per room we have here. The kitchen has vaulted ceilings with lots of recessed lights in the ceiling! As well as the family room in the basement; rows of recessed lights!
I’m very excited about the new brighter home. I often get a bit depressed in the winter with how dark our current house gets. All this extra lighting will really help me feel brighter. But that also means a lot more energy, and a lot more light bulbs to change when they die. Who’s got time for that?
The GE LED Energy Smart light bulbs are a brilliant choice for our new home. 1 LED Bulb lasts as long as 15 traditional incandescent bulbs and uses 80% less energy! That means I don’t have to change the light bulbs as often and save a lot of money on the energy bill! My new 11 watt GE LED Energy Smart light bulb actually puts off the same amount of light as a 60 Watt light bulb; but again only uses 11 watts! What’s not to love about that?
Since I have to change over a lot of light bulbs; shopping bulk at Sam’s Club just makes sense. I can get a lot more light bulbs at a better price. And I’m stocking up now; so when we move in at the end of May I will have enough light bulbs to convert our house over that very day! So when I do our monthly Grocery shopping trip; I just stopped by the Storage aisle and picked up some GE LED light bulbs!
Learn more about GE LED Energy Smart light bulbs and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to use this great GE LED Light Bulb Coupon to help you save even more money! You can find a lot of great ways you can cut your energy bill too! Because let’s face it; we all would much rather spend that money on some fun family outing than on paying our electric company…am I right?
How do you use LED Power to cut your energy bill?
How else do you keep energy costs minimal?