Monday, October 08, 2012

Electric Bill Goes Down

How did I manage to cut my electric bill?  Well, I stopped believing a lie.  The lie, well, let's call it a misconception, an inaccuracy, a misguided statement, but frankly it was a lie! What am I talking about? Well, I have central airconditioning in my house.  I had always heard that using a ceiling fan would reduce the strain on my airconditoner, thus reducing my light bill.

Well, I figured first of all that if I wasn't in the room, I didn't need to have the ceiling fan on because as we all know if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it,  was there any sound?  I did go to college you know, but frankly, this is common sense.  Why have the fan going if I am not there to enjoy it?  So I went around the house turning off those darn fans that only twirled the dust anyway.  In so doing, in this time when the cost of a kilowatt of energy has gone up my bill went down.  So if you had swallowed that lie about fans saving you money, well no.  Don't believe it, unless of course you don't have central air and you live on a tropical island, and then yes it is a cheaper means to cool off, but not in Central Florida.

It has been a painless way of saving.  Of course I also turn off the lights in those rooms I'm not in and I sometimes hang my clothes to dry outside or inside.  I also don't use the dryer and that too is not that painful.  

Just thought I would share.  Maybe you can save some money, too.  It wouldn't hurt, would it?

1 comment:

Enie Dub said...

I spend a little bit of time in Key West Florida every year and it amazes me that people don't dry their clothes outside - they dry quicker than using a dryer!!

I also turn off lights when I am in not in the room. And I have stopped leaving the TV on all day - even when I am not watching!

Thanks for the tip about the ceiling fan.

Here in Ireland we obviously don't use AC so thankfully we don't have costs for that.

BTW, why is there not big use of solar power and solar panels in places such as Florida?!