Tips To Lower Your Energy Bills
The cost of electricity is one of the most important concerns of all people. Many of us have become so dependent on electricity that we hardly think twice about the money we spend on it. We need electricity for our homes and businesses to keep going and to perform their daily functions. Many things contribute to the high cost of electricity. Some of them are climate, fuel, weather, and others. But there is one thing that has helped make the cost of electricity much higher than necessary; fossil fuel.
On average in the U.S. residential electricity rates
have gone up over twenty-five percent over the last couple of years. Among these increases was a very steep rise in natural gas prices along with high utility costs due to the aging population. On average in the U.S., residential electricity rates have gone up over twenty percent over the last couple of years. Among these increases was a very steep rise in natural gas prices along with high utility costs due to the aging population.
If you are wondering how high your electric bill
actually is, take a good look at your electric bill before you make your way to your local electric supplier. You will find that while some months the energy prices are lower than others, in many cases they are higher than the national average. It is so because many energy suppliers artificially inflate their prices to make it appear as if they are offering discounts to customers when the truth is that they are making no real changes to reduce energy usage. On average in the U.S. residential electricity rates have gone up over twenty percent over the last couple of years.
One way that you can reduce your costs on your electricity bill
is to install a dual-use appliance. This could mean a combination boiler and clothes dryer in one room or both in one bathroom. Incentives may be offered for those who choose to use the appliances in both rooms of the house.
If you belong to a small business in Pennsylvania
you may also be eligible for tax incentives. There are several incentives available, some of which you may even qualify for. Some examples include a percentage of the savings that you will realize on your electric bill each month. The amount that you are eligible for depends on the number of miles that your small business uses its electric supply from the electric company.
For those of you living in areas where the power outages
are frequent and severe make sure to keep copies of your last three years’ worth of energy usage records. These records can easily be kept on an online website. Most energy companies in Pennsylvania also offer their clients a discount on their energy usage when you make your records available online. Keeping a good record of your energy consumption will not only help you lower your bills but also improve your credit rating. This in turn helps you get affordable rates when you make your next energy-usage purchase.