The Best Ways to Save Electricity

Sometimes, your electric bill can rise to new heights without any explanation. Of course, it could be caused by using your power a little more than usual — since it is winter — but this will continue to keep “sparking” your bills up even further, draining your wallet in the process. If you’re looking for some great ways to cut back on your energy consumption, Fox & Sons has some tips to follow:

How to Prevent Your Electric Bill from Skyrocketing this Winter


One of the best ways to immediately save power is to unplug any item that’s not in use. Believe it or not, there is a term known as “phantom power,” which happens to use energy from items that are plugged in but aren’t turned on.

This is a common occurrence in homes across the world and will definitely increase your energy bills without any rhyme or reason. If you’re looking to cut back, then it’s best to unplug any object that’s not in use (we’re looking at you, cell phone charger) to cut back!


How old are the appliances in your home? If they’re over 10 years of age, then it may be time to upgrade them as soon as possible. Sure, they may still be working at a decent rate, but they’re consuming much more power than you think. In fact, many manufacturers have given every appliance you can think of an internal upgrade, making them more energy efficient than before!

The most important place to start upgrading? Your kitchen. Start with your refrigerator and work your way to the dishwasher (if you have one). If you happen to have an electric stove, then it’s best to upgrade that, too. If you have a gas line in your home, then converting to a gas stove will save even more electricity. Once you make these essential upgrades, you’ll see a drastic improvement with your next energy bill! If you’ve tried some of these methods and your energy bill still continues to rise, then you might want to schedule an electrical system inspection with our team.

Call Fox & Sons today at (800) 716-4990 or contact us online to schedule an electrical system inspection in Vernon!