If you aren't crazy about setting your A/C to 78 degrees and limiting your power usage to a minimum, you're not alone. Being told what you should and shouldn't do in your own home is frustrating enough. You pay that bill. You should be able to chill.

But hey, if you are looking for some creative ways to lower your electric bill in Lubbock, FMX has a few ideas that may be of interest.

First of all, you can unplug appliances that you are not using. The air fryer your grandmother gave you for Christmas that you've only used for hot wings one time is an excellent item to pull the plug on. You know you're just going to order Domino's anyway.

Secondly, you could always hang your clothes out on a clothesline to lower the cost of running your dryer. Yes. This sounds like a horrible idea with the wind and dirt blowing in West Texas and your panties might end up in your neighbor's yard, but if they're a good neighbor, they won't mind you retrieving them from their family BBQ every once in a while.

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Skip the dishwasher or put the kids to work washing dishes at the sink. If you're like me and don't have any kids, then you are kind of screwed on that one, but I want to congratulate you on all of the extra money you have without them. Washing dishes every once in a while won't kill you, but you should be able to afford some paper plates to get you through in a lazy pinch. That's a crappy habit that kills more trees, though, so I'll let you think about that as you drift to sleep. You obviously wouldn't want to get your fingers too prune-y when you could just destroy mother nature instead. It's much more convenient.

Turn out the lights. This one is a no-brainer for me because I'm a vampire person that prefers a dark and dungeon-like climate. I am, however, lazy as a mofo, and running back inside to turn off the lights I forgot about isn't something I usually do. I'll try harder if you do, but...you first.

These are a few ways to save power at home. There are many more. If you have some electricity-saving hacks, please comment below or on our Facebook page. If you have no plans to try to conserve, we'd like to hear about that, too.

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