Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 1 month ago

Are there any electrical devices that lower your electric bill and how do they work?

Apartments at this time cannot use solar panels because most are hardwired to the electric company.  Heard of a device that could lower your electric bill and want to find out if it really works.  

21 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    The ONLY way to reduce your electric bill, aside from finding an alternate power company that charges less, is to USE less. The BEST most of the devices you hear about can do is monitor your usage and help you find ways to use less.

    MOST such devices are actually USELESS.

  • 1 month ago

    Switch off the power consuming devices including display, laptop, personal computer when not in use.

    Use LED lights.

    Use brushless DC motor based ceiling fans.

    Use natural gas for room heating, bathroom water heating and cooking food.

    Do not open and close the fridge door frequently.

    Ensure that fridge door gets closed completely.

    Replace wornout gasket and thermal insulation of hot water and cold refrigerant pipes.

    Thermally insulate all the hot water and cold refrigerant pipes.

    AC rooms have to be kept thermally insulated by closing doors and windows, use of false ceiling

    Periodically defoul the blades of ceiling fans, computer and laptop fans, AC filters.

    Minimize the use of microwave and OTG oven.

  • 1 month ago

    No. The electric company charges for "real power" used because inductive and capacitive loads return stored energy back to the power company. The only way to lower your electric bill is to turn off unused things, unplug vampire components that trickle power even when off and pay attention to things that draw the most power such as AC and Heating, where simply adjusting the thermostat a few degrees warmer or cooler can save quite a bit. Changing from incandescent to led can save.

  • 1 month ago

    Try the 'OFF' switch.

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  • garry
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    some devices are more friendly on using power then others , but to lower you power usage is simple , just turn the lights and airconditioner off .

  • 1 month ago

    the only one that actually works is the remote turn off during high demand periods device installed by the electric company on your a/c.  none of those others make any difference at all because they do not actually reduce the demand of appliances, etc.  -- grampa

  • 1 month ago

    There are no devices which do this by themselves. The only thing that can lower your bill is you.  There are devices which can tell you how much you are using and you can decide what to turn off.

  • Droopy
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Theres a decice call the main breaker you trip thst when you leave or even when your home an theres no power consumption. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    All electrical devices you own can lower your electric bill - by unplugging them.

    Electric bill is based on your consumption.

  • 1 month ago

    There are really no magic boxes that will lower your electric bill. 

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