Studies show that one of the most stressful monthly bills is the electric bill. This is due to the fact that many homeowners in Cary don’t know what causes an electric bill to spike so high.

Our Cary electrician team at AGK Electric have over 30 years of experience serving Cary homeowners. We understand how frustrating high electric bills can be and have some tips for reducing energy use in the home.

3 of the biggest energy users in a Cary home are:

  1. Heating and Cooling Systems: Homes that use electric heat will see a large shift in their bills during the cool of winter and the heat of summer. Installing a programmable thermostat could help to reduce energy costs.
  2. Water Heaters: Heating water for showers or cleaning clothes uses a lot of electricity. Not only during the washing or showering, but afterwards as the water heater is reheating its tank. In order to drop the cost, consider washing clothing in cold water. And for showers, remember that every 10-degree reduction in water temperature can save between 3–5 percent in monthly energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  3. Dryers: Similar to heating systems and water heaters, when something is being heated, it raises the electricity bill. So, dryers are notorious for raising electricity cost. Consider taking a few items out of the dryer and hanging them to dry in order to allow the entire load to dry faster.
  4. Refrigerators: Refrigerators can be an energy hog because they use electricity all the time. Make sure your refrigerator is set on the optimal temperature. Also, reconsider that extra fridge or freezer in the garage in order to reduce energy cost.

These are just a few simple tips on how to lower an electricity bill for a Cary homeowner. But, another great way is regular maintenance on the electrical system. For more information on electricity use in your home, contact the local Cary experts at AGK Electric.