BOSTON (WHDH) – With energy prices forecast to rise over 60% this winter, experts are sharing their top tips for cutting utility bills.
“Depending on your income, you may be eligible for a federal program called Energy assistance program for low-income earners. You can also check with your utility company. Some of them offer budget plans that take your total annual utility bills and break them up into 12 balanced monthly payments,” said Richard Eckman, an energy advocate for the Consumer Federation of America.
Experts also advised unplugging electronic devices like coffee makers, air fryers and microwaves, choosing LED light bulbs, washing clothes in cold water, and taking showers instead of baths. They also said not to charge phones overnight and shut down computers when not in use.
“The constant amount of electricity you use at home may not seem like a huge number of kilowatts, but if you add them up every day for the whole year, we’re talking about a significant amount of potential savings. ‘ said Eckman.
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