Did your dad walk around the home, turning off the lights in rooms where no one was to stop wasting electricity? It used to be a major concern for people in the past, but even though prices have come down, electricity is still one of the more substantial expenses in many households.
How can you reign in energy spending?
In many cases, the answer is to modernize. Older appliances and fixtures usually draw more energy than newer ones do. Just consider light-bulbs, for example. Replacing older incandescent bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs will make a huge difference, since about 95% of the energy is wasted as heat from those old fashioned bulbs. While switching appliances won’t save you as much, they can still be a major source of high energy bills. When shopping for a new appliance, it is worthwhile to compare the running cost between different options.