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Tips To Save On Your Electricity Bill

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Simple tricks can save you on your utility bill Simple tricks can save you on your utility bill

KENNEWICK, WA - With temperatures dropping heaters are being turned on and electricity bills are going up again. But Benton P.U.D says there are some simple ways to save money on your electricity bill heading into the winter months.

First, you can make sure you're unplugging any unused appliances in your home and switching over to L-E-D lights can reduce the amount of electricity you're using for lighting by 75 percent.
But, they say managing how you're heating your home is the biggest way to save.

"It's a big deal, lowering your thermostat will save you energy because your heating system is the number one user in your home. If you lower your thermostat one degree you can save two to three percent on your bill," says Kevin Fisher, Energy Efficiency Advisor,  Benton P.U.D.

It's recommended to set your thermostat back to 60-65 degrees when you're not at home and keeping it under 70 when you are to save the most money. Benton P.U.D. says it's also a good idea to check the seal around windows and doors around your home to make sure heat isn't getting out that way.