Most of the time, people have only one choice when it comes to electricity options. In other words, there is usually only one power company in the area in which you live. As such, your probably do not have a lot of bargaining power when it comes to price. However, this does not mean that you cannot keep you electric bill low.
Obviously, if you do not use the electricity you will not have to pay for it. As such, the first thing you have to do is find free alternatives to electricity. Remember, you electricity powers many things. All of your computers, phones, lights, some stoves, some ovens, and your air conditioning, to name a few are powered by electricity. Therefore, if you can find alternatives to these things, you will be able to save money on your electric bill.
First and foremost, utilize the sun as much as possible. The sun will provide light for you during the days. This is great during the summer because days last far longer, but this benefit does not last as long during the winter. However, you should utilize the sun for light purposes as often as you can. Therefore, open up your blinds and let the sun shine in. In addition to light, the sun can provide other sources of power. Many people have solar power coils on their roofs for power purposes. You may want to get more information on this source of power and see if the price to install the same and the power created by the same are worth the difference you may see in your electric bill.
Natural gas is a great way to power your oven and your stove. In addition to being cheaper than electricity, natural gas heats up faster and more evenly. As such, natural gas is a viable option. Keep in mind that although your electric bill will decrease, you will have an additional bill for the natural gas. However, the cost of the gas bill will be less than the savings from your electric bill and thus, you save money.
The biggest contributor to a high electric bill is the air conditioning. If you live in an area where you do not need central air conditioning, this step will not help you, but if you live in the desert or in any other hot place, then you know that during the summer months your power bill is at its highest. As such, utilize electric fans whenever you can. Obviously, the electric fans will use electricity, but they will use less than your air conditioner.
Energy saver products are another way to save money on your power bill. Such products include better insulated windows and walls (in order to keep the hot out and cold in and vice versa, depending on the season) and more energy efficient appliances. Do some research and see if these products are right for you.
Last, you can always utilize the traditional electricity saving tactics of turning off the lights, television, radio, computer, and every other electronic device when not in use. Besides saving money, you are also helping out the environment.
Utilize these techniques and discover how much you can save on your electric bill. It may not be an extremely large amount of money, but if you save a couple hundred of dollars per year you could use the saved money for a more important purpose.