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18. Use The Timer Delay on Your Dishwasher and Laundry Appliances

Or, just set a manual timer to remind you to run your loads after 8 p.m. (But always be sure to finish the cycle before you turn in for the night—in case of a short that could result in a fire.) Though they don't always promote it, many utilities offer cheaper off-peak pricing for electricity—to the tune of a 50 percent discount or more.

The payoff: This simple time shift could save you over $100 annually.
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