Here’s how to save money on your utility bill!
Our places of residence and work use electricity and light, in these next few steps I’ll walk you through the cost of a higher energy light bulb useage and the cost difference switching to a lower electricity using version. It’s easy, you are helping the environment and cutting down on your own electrical costs. Green for Green *wink and a smile. (Knock down your utility bill a notch or two!)
In this example we have a 100W light bulb, always on. (Uses 74 kwh/month)
Using the calculation of the National Average .12 (cents) per kwh (kilo watt hour) useage. (See link for current State and National Averages for commercial and residential)
Average Cost = $107.00 a Year (FOR ONE LIGHT BULB!!)
So switch that light bulb to a 60W bulb, always on. (Uses 45 kwh per month)
Using the calculation of the National Average .12 (cents) per kwh (kilo watt hour) useage
Average Cost = $65.00 a Year (FOR ONE LIGHT BULB!!)
A savings of $42.00!!! (using averages)
Now your actual savings may be higher depending on your Local Rates that apply. (They may also be a bit lower, but you are still saving quite a bit for just one light bulb!)
Now if you take it a step further, and switch that 60W bulb to a 13W Compact Fluorescent Bulb (which has the same “light” or lumen as the 60W bulb) You will cut your cost for that one light bulb to a 1/4 of the cost, or around $25.00 per year.
That is a significant savings!
- Step 5
So, now you’re on a roll, and you have decided to never use, two lights in the house = $214.00 Saved
& you have switched out the other bulb to a 13W CFB.
You will save almost $240.00 in the next year on just those simple changes to three light bulbs!
Green for Green!