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Hack Your Way To A Lower Electricity Bill [Infographic]

Hack Your Way To A Lower Electricity Bill [Infographic]

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!

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Top image via Thinkstock/Infographic via Home Solar Power Discounts - One Block Off the Grid

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4:39AM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

noted

1:30AM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

This is great :)

8:08AM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

Thanx.

4:58AM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

Loving front load washer.....uses so much less water therefore the dryer dries the load faster which uses less power. Wish I had done that years ago.

3:11PM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

Too bad more states (like mine) don't allow prepurchase of electricity.

7:56AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

I think it might be cheaper in the long run just to buy the solar panels yourself, then your energy is 'free', at some point when the cost of the panels is paid off. I think you may still be able to get tax-deductions for buying them too. In some states, if you hook up to the grid, the power companies have to buy your excess electricity as well.

12:17AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

"no pictures..." Well, that's the 5th creative way to lower your electric bill !

5:08AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

Noted, thanks.

3:12AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

Useful encouragement to cut mindless consumption, thank you

7:08PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Actually,there is something wrong with the page on my computer.It goes straight from the article to "related reading",no infographics,and it keeps sticking when I try to scroll.I don't think I'm the only one not getting the pictures.

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