Why is my electricity bill so high!
Stack Electric gets asked about this quite often, what are the causes of high electricity bills in Edmonton, There are a variety of reasons that contribute to your electricity bill getting out of hand.
Weather is the leader in most of these hikes, extremes in weather lead to increased use of heating or cooling systems, which results in higher electricity consumption. Also take into account, (Phantom Power) Many electronic devices draw power even when turned off, known as phantom power. Using power bars to completely turn off electronics can mitigate this. Think of all those plugins around the entertainment center or home offices.
Things like pools, hot tubs, air conditioners, and space heaters significantly contribute to electricity usage. Using timers to run these appliances during off-peak hours can help reduce costs. And keep in mind when using the before listed items always make sure if they can go on 240 volt that will lower your cost for usage of these items.
Household appliances, the number and type of appliances, such as large-screen televisions, can impact the bill. Opting for ENERGY STAR® certified products can lead to savings. As well as all kitchen appliances you want to ensure they are also Energy Star rated so you don’t have to worry about them using more energy than needed.
Additions to the household, such as new babies or returning adult children, can increase the use of various household appliances, which may raise the electricity bill. A leaking hot water tap can increase the bill, particularly if the water heater is electric. Switch all lighting in your home and outside to LED fixtures. (this is a big saving)
Take advantage of Off-Peak Usage: With Time-of-Use pricing, electricity used during peak times is more expensive. Shifting usage to off-peak times can lead to lower bills. Moreover, a broader economic and geopolitical context has been impacting energy costs in Canada as a whole.
Incorporating these tips can reduce your electricity bills!
If you would like future information regarding the above topics or just want a thorough inspection of your home to ensure you are at peak performance, call Stack Electric today 780-646-3051
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