How’s your energy bill faring in this heatwave? Most of us have probably cranked up our air conditioning or upped our daily allotment of cold showers, just to keep from melting.
The truth is that at an average of $163 per month, even regular temperatures mean electricity bills are getting fatter by the day.
Aside from returning to candlelight or abstaining from all electrical appliances, living on the grid requires the consumption of at least some electrical energy. But, according to a new graph from 1 Block Off The Grid, that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative about keeping some of that money in your pocket, rather than the power company’s.
Pictured below are 4 creative ways to hack your way to a lower electricity bill. While not every option will be possible for residents of every state, it’s important for everyone to know they’re available. Consider contacting your state legislators about supporting solar energy incentives so you can use these awesome hacks too!
Top image via Thinkstock/Infographic via Home Solar Power Discounts - One Block Off the Grid