Cut That Power Cost

This week I’ve made a few cost cutting measures in my electricity costs. I finally emptied out my second refrigerator/freezer in the basement and unplugged it. I also ordered 14-10 watt led light bulbs to replace 60-65 watt bulbs.

In terms of electricity usage, an old refrigerator uses approx. 1400kwh a year, which at $0.15/kwh equates to a savings of almost $18/month or $210/year.

For the light bulbs, assuming an average use of 3 hours per day for the 14-led bulbs, savings from the change equates to approx. 770kwh a year and a savings of about $10/month or $120/year.

The savings from these two changes equates to close to $30/month. While this doesn’t seem like a huge savings if you extrapolate that over 10 years it is.

2 Replies to “Cut That Power Cost”

    1. I know, it came with the house when I bought it. I like the idea of having a fridge/freezer for beer and frozen stuff. Practically speaking we can fit everything that we need in our main refrigerator and the old one in the basement is an electricity hog.

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