How to save money with your monthly electric bill  

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created by TITAN 2009-08-04 11:46:36 pm

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I've been able to survive the Florida summer in a small apartment with a ceiling fan, plus a small portable floor fan. Difficult at times, but doable. Some people live on their sailboat, enjoying the breeze.

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submitted by FGual 2009-11-20 06:51:31 pm    


I have a small bar on Gulf Coast. Our bill was crazy in the summer. Turns out that they bill not only by what we used but our "peak demand" for the month. By installing some solar it immediately reduced our peak demand during the hottest summer days.

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submitted by Spiritbay 2009-11-27 05:57:58 pm    

Install a solar panel. Do it yourself, it will be much cheaper. Use one small panel to start a pump moving water through the main panel. You will have the initial outlay but years of free hot water.

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submitted by Tigga 2009-08-05 09:49:54 am    

Turn off the AC or heat when you leave the house.

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submitted by cgallaghe 2009-08-07 01:00:30 am    

Use low energy light bulbs and turn off appliances (don't leave them on standby.

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submitted by Teatree 2014-02-15 10:46:51 pm    

Use power saving lights and bulbs (CFL lights), switch-off the lights at the day time when enough light is coming from outside... Read more tips to save money from the associated link.

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submitted by anujagarwal 2009-08-07 09:02:09 am    


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