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Subject: electricity
Date Posted: 9/28/2012 7:05 AM ET
Member Since: 6/22/2008
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I save about $10 a month by unplugging the "energy vampires"  when not in use.  That includes the computers, printers, microwave, and stereo.  I can use the $120 per year  with a lot more creativity than the electric company.

Date Posted: 10/23/2012 3:55 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2007
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I also try to do this as much as possible. I am also more creative with my extra money than the electric company.

James B. (jbow) - ,
Date Posted: 9/13/2013 7:25 PM ET
Member Since: 6/24/2010
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I have worked for the power company for 14 years now.  Although most companies have quit the pratice, try calling the customer service and asking if they offer "time-of-use".  This a totally different pay/power useage structure than normal, and most don't advertise or promote it anymore.  You can save quite a bit if you can adhere to it.  

As always, avoid using the biggie's as much as possible.   1. HVAC  2. Hot water heater  3.  Clothes dryer (washer is not a giant concern)  These are the vast majority of your electric bill.    Any questions, just ask.