Based on current economic trends, there is going to be another energy price-spike. Therefore, in order to keep power cost low you need to find ways to conserve energy in your Raleigh home and keep energy usage at a minimum.  


Energy bills can be expensive but there are some ways to reduce the cost. Here are some energy saving tips: 


  1. Turn Off Unnecessary Lights 

If you are not going to be home all day, then turn off all your lights. Sometimes bad habits can be a problem too, like forgetting to turn off the light in the bathroom when you’re done. By remembering to cut off lights when they are not needed you will definitely see a difference in your bill. 


  1. Take Advantage of Natural Light 

Use the daylight to your advantage and open your blinds or curtains and let that light seep in! Utilizing the natural light instead of powered light can greatly reduce your bill especially if you are not using your lights for hours during the day. 


  1. Unplug Unused Electronics 

Everybody has electronics that they are not using anymore that are still plugged in laying around the house somewhere. Even though you are not actively using them, it is still using standby power which will still impact your bill. Unplug those unused electronics or that blow dryer or hair straightener you use every morning and only plug it in when you are going to use it. 


  1. Turn the AC Off When Your Not Home 

Going on a vacation or just going to be gone for the day? Turn that AC off and save some money. Another option is to switch your AC to “auto” which will run the Ac until it reaches your desired temperature then cut off rather than opposed to it running 24/7. 


  1. Run Full Loads 

I know everyone has those struggles where we are in between loads but we really need that one item washed. The best way to save is to try and run full loads or use cold water instead of hot.  


The AGK electric team is here for all your electrical needs and can even offer you some services that can help reduce your bill like lighting upgrades that are more energy friendly. Contact us today: