Looking to reduce your utility bills? We understand that nobody wants to pay the $100 plus utility bill each month. Here’s a few simple tips on how to make a significant difference in your utility bills.
Seal your chimney
Heat tends to escape from the chimney which leads to your bill rising. Sealing your chimney could save you a considerable amount of energy and money.
Choose your internet speed wisely
Providers will have you believe that you will not be able to survive without having the fastest options available. Often, you do not need the fastest options available to do everything your household needs and wants to do.
Purchase a programmable thermostat
You will be able to lower or raise the house’s temperature based on your needs when you sleep at night. This can reduce energy usage which can lower your utility bill.
Set your water heater at a lower level
Your heater will work perfectly fine when it is set at 120 degrees and still provide water that is hot enough for cleaning and a comfortable shower.
Seal all cracks
Remember to seal any noticeable spaces in between doors and windows from where heat escapes. There can be a lot of energy wasted with a simple crack under the door.
Don’t overspray on your lawn
Your lawn requires 1 inch of water each week to grow well. You should buy sprinklers whose water flow can be controlled.
Opt for a tankless water heater
These energy efficient tanks will only produce hot water when you need it which can save a lot of money.
Use free Wi-Fi
No, that will not make you a freeloader. If any nearby locations are offering free Wi-Fi, then do not hesitate to connect your phone and use it. Sometimes, people do not need to be constantly connected with a wi-fi service in their home.
Make sure that you clean traps regularly
If your dryer is not working correctly, then it is probably because the trap is clogged. Keeping it clean will help the appliance last longer and save energy.
Purchase LED bulbs
LED bulbs are more cost-effective than incandescent bulbs that take up a lot of energy.
Have your appliances repaired
Repairing an appliance can help it operate more efficiently and is often less expensive than replacing it. Fixing something old is also an environmentally conscious thing to do.
Say goodbye to unused subscriptions
If there is any subscriptions that you do not feel the need for any longer, remember to stop it.