TOP 5Helpful TipsAt Trap Électrique, we care about each an every one of our clients. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of easy household tips, which can help you reduce your home electricity bills. By practising these 5 tips, you’ll be able to reduce your electricity bill by up to 25%!

TIP #1
While many people turn off their appliances when they are not in use, most forget to unplug them as well. Even if a device or small appliance is not powered up, as long as it’s plugged into the wall it is still using energy. Remember to unplug your small appliances when they’re not in use—doing so can substantially reduce your next electricity bill!

TIP #2
Modern technology has opened the door to a world of possibilities. And as electricians, one of our favourite outcomes of such technology is the programmable thermostat. These devices can be programmed to reduce the temperature when you’re not home, thereby increasing your energy savings by up to 12%.

TIP #3
These days, there are many appliances that are designed with your electricity bill in mind. Therefore, opting for appliances that consume less energy can also reduce your electricity bill. Here’s how you can tell if appliances are energy efficient:

• Larger appliances generally use more energy, so purchasing smaller appliances will help in reducing your usage.
• Appliances typically feature an energy guide label. Reading this label will better inform you on the amount of energy a particular appliance consumes.
• The wattage of an appliance will provide you with a good idea of how much energy it uses, so remember to inform yourself on this when shopping.

TIP #4
While installing solar panels will seem like a considerable investment at first, you’ll notice that they will save you a lot of money in the long run. Solar panels are designed to generate the electricity you need to run most of your appliances, so installing them will definitely help you reduce your electricity bill.

TIP #5
Not only do LED lights shine much brighter than traditional incandescent light bulbs, but they also use up to 25% less energy. In addition, they last much longer and require less maintenance. Switching your traditional bulbs to LEDs is a no-brainer!