The sad truth about adulthood? Bills. Nobody likes them, but we all have them. What’s even worse than having bills? Having expensive ones.
Electricity is a necessity in our society. We need it to turn on air conditioners, switch on lamps, charge devices, and much more. But what do we do if our electric bills are just way too high? There could be a variety of reasons that contribute to a costly bill, but there are often ways to solve issues or make changes so that you can be a responsible, energy saver.
Perhaps the number one reason for an unsettling number on your electricity bill is vampire appliances. Vampire appliances is a term used to describe things that suck the energy out of our homes while still plugged in – even if we aren’t using them. Modern technology has made vampire appliances much more common because electricity these days is never officially “off”. The good thing about vampire appliances is that we’re able to fix this issue by simply remembering to unplug our technologies, such as microwaves and toasters when we’re not using them. It may be a small inconvenience to remember to do so, but your wallet will thank you.
Another possible cause of a high electric bill could be as straightforward as using too much in too little time. If you have the washing machine, dryer, and oven running all while vacuuming the living room this could definitely be an overload of electric power. It’s important to remember that an excessive amount of electricity used simultaneously could be contributing to a high bill -especially if you are using these appliances daily. It helps if you use them only when necessary. For example, if you have to do laundry, make sure it’s a full load so you’re not wasting energy on something that could be used more efficiently.
Next, there could be something wrong with your house insulation. If you find yourself constantly moving the temperature up when it’s cold or moving the temperature extremely low when it’s hot, this is a likely sign that your home is not properly insulated. The good news is that this has nothing to do with you and can be restored back to normal with the help of a professional electrician.
These aren’t the only reasons for an expensive electric bill, and that’s why it’s critical to contact a professional at Miller’s Services for an electrical inspection. We’ll be able to repair any electricity mishaps, and give you more thorough advice that could save you money in the future. You can reach us at (804) 758-4314 to schedule your appointment with us today.