Green Tips to Save Money on Your Electricity Bills

Reducing your electricity consumption at home will definitely save you bucks. Whether you are a house owner or living in a high-rise building, knowing some of the green habits will absolutely cut down your monthly household expenditure especially electricity bills. Here are simple green habits to start doing at your home to knock down your expenses.

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Switch to Solar 

Opting for solar energy is one of the common ways to minimize your use of electricity. You can install solar panels at your home. Even though there is a notion that solar panels are expensive, several affordable solar panels are available online. You can buy quality yet cheap solar panels on while you can score secondhand solar panels on On the other hand, you can create a do-it-yourself solar bottle bulb. All you need is a soda bottle filled with water and bleach. Fit it on your roof to reflect and refract sunlight. This improvise solar bottle bulb is equivalent to 55 watts. How convenient isn’t it?


Unplugging is one of the obvious ways on how to reduce your energy consumption. Unplug home appliances, such as TV, computer, and other electronic devices when not in use. Same goes with every light bulbs in the house, turn off when you are not using it.

Moreover, use a multi-socket extension when plugging your home appliances and turn it off when not in use. These simple habits can lessen your electricity consumption by 15%.

Ways of Washing Clothes and Dishes 

Did you know that the amount of energy and water used when washing your clothes and dishes takes up a huge portion in your monthly energy consumption? However, there are simple steps in getting clean without using large amount of energy. There are two ways on how to wash household items, by using hot and cold water. When washing your clothes in a washing machine, use cold water. Using hot water when washing your clothes will increase the consumption of your electricity. Moreover, hang-dry your newly washed clothes instead of using the dryer.

Have Plants 

Having plants around the house can block the heat from getting into your house. However, if you are living in a condo, you can have an indoor garden by planting herbs in a small pot. Getting plants around or within your home will limit your use of an electric fan or air conditioners as your home will stay cool and ventilated.

Replace Bulbs

Replace your bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL). CFL’s can save up to 66% more energy than using incandescent light bulbs. Though, you can choose a more efficient, the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) bulbs.

The green habits mentioned above are some of the ways to reduce your environmental impact and save money from having expensive electricity bills. So, even if you splurge in purchasing a luxury villa in an executive village or own that condos for sale in The Fort, you can still save money by going green. An environmental-friendly home does not only save you money, but it can save our Mother Earth, too.


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