Conserving electricity in the bedroom
Ways to cut down on electrical costs in the bedroom. (Photo Credits)
The bedroom is where every person spends a third or sometimes even half of his whole day. This is the reason why a huge chunk of the electricity consumed in a home is spent in cooling, lighting up, and powering the bedroom.
For households that are trying to lower their power costs, efficient electrical use in the bedroom can help cut down on costs.
The Simple Dollar.com for instance advocates walking through the home including the bedroom, to unplug devices and turn off lights as a part of self-discipline prior to living the house. American Lighting Association
“It’s simple things like these that really make the difference. Taking just a few minutes to look at your behavior and realize when a frugal tactic is cost-effective or not can tell you a lot about whether that behavior is really right for you. For me, I often try to look at it as an hourly wage – if that hourly wage looks nice to me (or there’s some other appeal to it), I’ll do it.”
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Efficient Energy Use
Master Electrician British Gas also published an article mentioning the ways to lower electrical consumption in the bedroom. One of the items in the list that they came up with is the use of heating and air conditioning.
“During winter nights, the last thing we want is to be cold in bed. This doesn’t have to mean cranking the heating up and leaving it on throughout the night. Warm your bedroom shortly before you plan to go to sleep before turning down the thermostat to avoid wasting energy overnight. Use the timer built into your system to make sure that the room’s warm enough, just when you want it to be.”
The rest of the write-up can be read here.
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UK-Based website This is Money came up with tips on how to lower utility bills. Some may be simple, but are indeed helpful.
“Most families have the heating on at 20 degrees centigrade all day, and wander about the house in a blouse or T-shirt. Turn down the thermostat just one degree, to 19 degrees, and put on a jumper or cardigan and you can shave 10 pc off your heating bill.”
More tips can be found here.
Being more mindful of electricity consumption in the bedroom can help a lot in lowering the over all power bill of a household.
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