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Saving energy at home is not just for someone who owns a house and can do things like add insulation or install storm windows. If you live in a multi-family unit or an apartment, you have many energy-saving options, as well. Using energy efficiently can be important even if utility costs are included in your monthly rent, since keeping utility bills down may help keep rent from going up.  If you are responsible for your own utilities, the following good energy habits can go a long way in controlling those monthly costs.

Areas of Focus:
  • Heating & Cooling habits
  • Heated Water Usage
  • Lighting
  • Appliance Usage
  • Electronics

 

Knowledge Saves Power

 

Knowing where your energy dollars go is the first step toward reducing your power bill. The typical household consumes about 70 percent of its energy for heating, cooling and water heating, so monitoring this usage should result in your greatest savings. Knowing how much electricity your appliances use can also help you plan your usage and control your bill. Here are the average costs per month* to run many common household appliances:

 

Baby Food Warmer (3 Times/Day) . . . . . . . . . . . $0.23

Blender (6 Times/Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.01

Broiler (2 Times/Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.54

Can Opener (3 Times/Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.01

Ceiling Fan (6 Hrs./Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.07

Clock (Continuous) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.23

Clothes Dryer (7 Loads/Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.34

Clothes Washer (7 Loads/Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.69

Coffee Maker (2.5 Hrs./Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.91

Computer (4 Hrs./Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.76

Corn Popper (2 Times/Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.15

Curling Iron (1 Time/Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.01

Dishwasher (25 Loads/Mo.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.29

Disposal (7 Times/Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.02

Freezer (16 cu. ft. Frost-Free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.24

Fondue (1 Time/Mo.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.07

Heater-Portable (3 Hrs./Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.22

Iron (1 Hr./Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.31

Lights-(10) 60w bulbs (6 Hrs./Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.32

Make-up Mirror (1Time/Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.01

Microwave Oven (25 Mins./Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.45

Mixer (15 Mins./Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.01

Radio (2 Hrs./Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.08

Range with Oven (1 Hr./Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.49

Refrigerator/Freezer (20 cu. ft. F.F.) . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.86

Shaver (1 Time/Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.01

Slow Cooker (2 Times/Mo.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.23

Stereo/Hi-Fi Large (2 Hrs./Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.54

Television-Color (6 Hrs./Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.15

Toaster (2 Times/Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.92

Toaster Oven (2 Hrs./Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.15

Trash Compactor (14 Mins./Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.14

Vacuum Cleaner (1 Hrs./Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.23

VCR (6 Hrs./Wk.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.08

Wok (1 Time/Mo.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.08
 

*Based on Georgia Power’s average residential costs per kilowatt hour ($.074), typical appliance wattages, reasonable usage pattern assumptions and/or metered data. Actual values will vary based on appliance wattage, family size, appliance efficiency and usage patterns.

Budget Billing

 
With our free Budget Billing program, you can spread your energy costs over an entire year so your bill varies by only a few dollars each month. Every month, we read your meter, average that usage in with your last 12 months and bill accordingly. This helps you budget more predictably, especially during the summer and winter when you use more electricity.
 
The program works best if you stay with it throughout the year; however, you can discontinue participation at any time.
 

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