5. Canva - Electric Bill

Say goodbye to high electric bills. These tips will help you increase your home efficiency for year-round savings.

Install Dimmer Switches

The key to saving energy is within reach. Switch to dimmer switches, so you only use as much light as you need.

Keep Your Fridge and Freezer Full

Everyone always tells you to keep the fridge closed. But did you know that keeping your fridge and freezer full can also save money? Food acts as insulation and lessens the amount of time that the fridge has to run to stay cool.

Install Ceiling Fans

Keep the air circulating in your home with ceiling fans so your air conditioner does not have to work as hard.

Eliminate Phantom Loads

A shocking 75 percent of the energy used by home electronics is consumed when they are turned off. Phantom loads of electric usage come from televisions, stereos, computers, and many kitchen appliances—basically anything that holds a time or other settings. A simple solution is to plug all of these items into power strips and get in the habit of turning off the strips between uses.

Change Your Filters Regularly

Keep your HVAC system running at peak efficiency by changing the filter every 30 days. Set a reminder on your phone, so you do not forget.