ENERGY costs are expected to surge – but a money-conscious TikTok account has shared an affordable Amazon item that might be able to save you hundreds.
But there are some things you can do to lower your energy costs.
TikToker carolynnichole shared the Amazon product that could lower your bill by up to 35 percent.
The money-saving energy device
In a recent video, Carolyn demonstrated a device that only needs to be plugged into your wall.
This is known as an “energy savings box.”
A pack of four can be bought on Amazon for $29.99 total, or $7.50 each.
Once you plug the device into your wall, it aims to reduce the power supply of electronics that are in standby mode.
These types of energy wasters are known as vampire appliances, which include TVs, cable boxes, cell phone chargers, and computers.
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Most importantly, they can cost you hundreds of extra dollars each year.
But you might be able to counter that by picking up the Amazon tool.
The product listing details claim that the savings could range from 20 percent to 35 percent.
Since the average electric bill was $122 per month in 2021, according to the Energy Information Administration, that means you can potentially save up to $42.70.
“I picked up these energy savings boxes to help stabilize voltage, balance current, and to control the capacitator to save electricity,” Carolyn said.
Additionally, she said she purchased them to prolong the life of her appliances.
The Sun reached to Amazon for comment.
What customers are saying about the device
Customers have left reviews on the product, overall scoring it 3.5 stars out of five.
While many reviews included those who had just begun testing the product out and didn’t have much to say about it, some were impressed.
One fan said, “We installed one of the devices and started comparing our current bill to the prior year and we were saving money! We then put in a second one (one at each end of the house) and doubled our savings per month!”
Another positive review read, “We have saved hundreds of dollars in just a few months using a few of these around the house. Bought more to add at home and as a gift for my daughter for Christmas!”
But not everyone was satisfied with the product.
“Got the 4 pack. Instructions are hilarious, clearly written using Google Translate. Terrible quality product. One fell apart while plugging it in the first time and it sparked. Sending them back,” a critic said.
But keep in mind, that most items sold on Amazon can be returned within 30 days if you are not happy with the product.
Other energy savings tips
If this one doesn’t work, there are plenty of other ways to cut your energy costs around the home.
This includes rolling aluminum foil around your window to insulate your home.
TikToker Peter.4pf claimed to save $300 per month by doing this.
Another, who goes by Sal Farzin, encourages viewers to flush the water heater before winter, which extends its life.
Most importantly, it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run, the influencer claims.
For more on how to cut costs around your home, home repair experts reveal to The Sun six tips that can save you up to $4,000 per year.
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