When I first heard this tip years ago. I thought ya right how much could you save by unplugging things. The thinking behind this is plugged in things even if not in use pull electricity. My light bill has always been high. We live in deep south Texas. Year round the AC and fans run. I am always looking for ways to lower my light bill. I was committed to doing it for 30 days to see if it worked. It was a little bit of a nuisance to remember to unplug things when I was done using them at first. After a few weeks it was just part of my routine. Before I knew it 30 days had passed and my new light bill was in my mailbox. To my amazement my light bill for that month dropped $56.00! After that first bill I was a lean mean unplugging machine.
I unplug about 80% of the things in my home. All small appliances, blow dryers, TVs, chargers, basically everything except the internet modem, and large appliances. The large appliance’s are just to much of a hassle to pull out those big machines and unplug it. Plus the fridge needs to stay on. I do unplug my Keurig, microwave, and toaster. We invested in some power strips that make things way easier. You just flip the button to turn it off or on. If you are like me and don’t trust it. You can just pull one plug vs 5 or more. We have those in each bedroom, and in the living room. After you make it part of your routine its like second nature. It only takes a few minutes to do a whole house walk thru. I have even shown the kids how to turn off their power strips.
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