Look at how much you use your lights
Turning on lights is obviously necessary for the evenings, but you will be surprised at how often lights are turned on unnecessarily, or even left on when no one is in the room. Make sure you go round your home turning off lights you are not using, and make sure everything is turned off before you go away the home.
Swith your AC off when not needed
During the summer it’s almost unbearable to be inside without AC, but a lot of the period it is left on when people leave the home. Although it is a nice feeling to move into a cool home, keeping your AC on all daytime long can waste huge amounts of electricity (and cost you money). Be sensible with your AC and be close on yourself to turn it off when it’s not needed.
Switch off appliances
When appliances are plugged in but not being used, they are still consuming electricity. Even though these are little amounts of electricity, they soon add up to large amounts. Make sure that you switch off appliances off at the plug when you are not using them. This is especially significant when you are travelling and not even in the house, as appliances such as microwaves, TVs or computer screens will be using electricity constantly.
Switch off off your water heater in the summer
As many of us know, during the summer months it’s impossible to get cold-water running through your taps. Everything is warm or even hot. One positive side to this is the fact that you can then turn off your water heater, as the water is already naturally hot enough to shower in. This will save a large amount of electricity over two or three months during the summer.
Use energy economic light bulbs
Energy saving light bulbs last up to ten times more than your regular bulbs, so can be a great way of saving money and electricity. You also won't even notice the difference, with the majority of today energy saving bulbs giving off exactly the same light as their counterparts.