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Provide proper ventilation to your home
When your house or apartment is properly ventilated, chances are you will not have to use your fan or air conditioner as much. Unplug these appliances during daytime and just use them during nighttime when you sleep. This will help you reduce your energy consumption significantly.
Turn off lights when not in your room
Some people think that leaving their room lights on when they leave is fine. Truth is, this is one of the most common habits that lead to high power consumption. Turn off your lights when you do not need them, like when you sleep at night or when you leave for work.
Open your blinds and curtains and use natural light during daytime
Opening your blinds and curtains during the day allows natural lighting to light up your home thus reducing the need for artificial lighting.
Wash your clothes manually
Though having a washing machine and a dryer can make washing clothes a lot easier and faster, doing so may not help if you really want to save on your electricity bill. If you are not in an urgent need of the clothes you are washing, choose to wash and dry them manually. This helps to reduce the use of energy hogs appliances like the washer and dryer.
Use outdoor lights that have photocell units
Outdoor lights that have photocell units typically turn off during the day. Because they are automatic and timed, forgetting to turn them off when the sun is up will never be a problem. This type of outdoor light prevents the consumption of unnecessary electricity, because it’s electric consumption is controlled.