It became official this week: my electricity prices have increased. Last year the price for off peak hours go up by 0.3 cents/kWh, mid peak up by 0.6 cents/kWh and peak by 1.4 cents/kWh. This week the increases were by .4 cents for off and mid peak and by .5 cents on peak. There’s a bit of political kerfuffle around it but at the end of the day ML is going to be paying more.
I’m the one who is hyper aware so if I hadn’t seen an article advising of the rate change I wouldn’t have known. Unlike me, ML bears these price adjustments with a shrug and an understanding that there is always going to be an increased cost of living.
I’m not sure why I’ve decided electricity is my new cause, especially since I have no real understanding of how energy is measured and tracked.I’m already working on this. I feel like it’s an environmental area I’ve fallen down on. Being able to decrease my energy consumption and save money is right up my alley!
- Continue using the bulk of energy during off peak hours
- Use the microwave and toaster oven more
- Work on air drying more
- Unplug items more often
I’m not sure how much it will help but if we could keep our energy bill on par with last year I’d be happy.
Any tips on being better would be greatly appreciated.
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