If you've ever opened your electric bill only to be shocked by the amount owed, you've likely also wondered exactly what you can do to save money on utilities beyond turning off lights as you leave a room.
Figuring out how to reduce your electric bill can be as simple figuring out what's costing you the most. To do this, you can follow a simple formula to determine how many kilowatt-hours (kWh) a device is using in a month or year, and then find ways to cut back where possible.
Kilowatt-hours are essentially a way of measuring how much power a device uses in an hour of being turned on. If you look at most appliances, they will supply a wattage or a range of wattages the device operates at - how many watts it burns in an hour. Once you have the wattage, simply divide that by 1,000 ( to convert the watts to kilowatts ) and then multiply by how many hours a day you use the item. That will give you a basic figure for how many kilowatt - hours a day you're using with that item.
From there, you can use the United States Department of Energy's number for the average United States utility rate of $0.12 per kWh, or you could get more specific and get your rate straight from your energy provider. Based on what your costs are, you can then determine which appliance or device is the actual energy vampire and what's not really using much electricity.
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