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How to Hack Your Electric Bill.

In 2008, according to the Energy Information Agency, the national average for residential monthly electric bills was $95.66. Today? The national average has increased to $163 and continues to rise. With large investor-owned utility corporations handing out new rounds of rate hikes, the situation isn’t going to get any better.

So, how do you combat the issue or learn to manage the amount you see on your bill each month? Through a few simple electric bill hacks! Hack One: batch and shut off your electronics. In one year’s time through the methodical practice of unplugging devices when they’re not in use or while you’re away (like your printer, surge protector, computer screen, TV and DVD player) - you save $78.73 per year!

Want an even easier solution? Automate! With that amount of savings in one year, you can more than cover the purchase price of convenient technology that allows you to schedule regular shutdowns in real time using digital calendars - making the task as simple as picking up your smart phone. In one year, the device pays for itself and makes your life a whole lot easier!

Saving money using simple methods that don’t interrupt the sometimes fast paced flow we’ve all grown accustomed to is one of the reasons we think this hack could be the best of the year.

For more energy saving tips and for all of your electrical needs contact the team at John's Electric.

 

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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Very good and professional. Solved problem and went the extra mile to fix another issue.

Bill White

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What a pleasure it was dealing with Aubrey of John's electric! We had a breaker that would not reset. Aubrey arrived at our house at exactly the time he said he would. He had the problem diagnosed in under a minute and had us back to normal with all of our garage outlets in under 5 minutes. I know that all service calls can't go that quickly, but he sure found the problem right away and got it fixed immediately. I would strongly recommend this company.

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First, they were there within the hour of calling them. Secondly, I thought I had 2 bad florescent lights, but it turned out to be tripped GFI outlets. Instead of just going ahead and replacing the lights, the electrician found the tripped outlets and let me know that was all the problem was. He showed me where they were so, if I had a problem in the future I could look there first. I appreciate his honesty. It saved me a lot of money.

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My Mother recently came to live with me, and I needed a fan installed in her west-facing room, to keep it cool in the guest room. I had to wait a little bit, but it was worth it. The price was reasonable, I could tell he was conscientious and he made an extra effort to do as much as he could while he was here - including going down through a difficult attic to install, so the wires would not show. Highly recommend. He came with his grandson and they worked a few hours. Hoping to get him back soon for some more work. Thank you, John!

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