2. Avoid peak usage times. Electricity has peak usage times that attract higher prices in the same way phone companies change more at peak times. And while you might not want to forego that morning cuppa and absolutely can’t avoid the fridge being used at dinnertime, you can avoid charging your phone and using the clothes dryer at these times. Likewise you can avoid turning every light on in the house at these peak times. Put a call into your energy provider to find out when your peak usage times are ASAP.