Tuesday’s Tip – Cut Back on Electricity and Save a Fan

In each of the bathrooms we added timer switches to our fans.  If you forget to turn it off before you run out the door, you could come home to the fan still running, who knows how many hours later. I know we aren’t talking the same amount as leaving your A/C running all day, but nonetheless, we were wasting electricity.

I think what finally helped push our decision to install them was when we had to finally replace a fan.  It was an older home and finding a fan that would fit was not easy.  In the end we had to rebuild our fan.

For as little as $13 we put a timer in each bathroom.  Now instead of running the fan for 1 hour we know it will only run for 15 minutes.

When we moved into our new house, it was the first thing we did.  I now just like the convenience of it. Plus, I am not going to lie, it looks upscale.  How do I know?  All the Street of Dreams Homes have them. Yep, we are that cool.

Sorry for the ugly picture, but I just wanted you to see how cool they look.  Not some dial timer.

Linked to Making Dollars Out of Change


  1. I had no idea such a thing existed! We really need to look into that.