The image below shows our monthly energy bill. We do not have a separate gas connection for heating needs. Our bills are abnormally high during the summer months. We finally nailed it to the old air conditioning system. Our landlord will soon replace the AC system before the summer kicks in here in Florida. So far, we have been saving summer energy bills by a few simple methods. We consume 40% less energy than the national household average of $2024 per year, a little solace! Still, we feel we can save more.
One of the best ways to save money and build your savings account is to work hard at reducing your electric bill. Think about it: the lower your power bill (and other utility bills), the more money you have in your pocket that you can either save or use for other things you need. Here are some practical and important ways to save power while substantially increasing your savings.