Tips for Saving Money on Utility Bills

Many don’t realize that our basic utility bills provide the perfect money saving opportunity for practically every household. Use the tips below to start saving today!

  • Fans can really cool a house in warmer months. Set up fans to draw in cool air (shady side of house) and circulate into the warmer areas.
  • Get in the habit of turning off ALL lights and appliances while not in use. TURN THE TV OFF! Leaving the television on is the number one electricity waster in the world. When finished watching television, especially before going to sleep, turn it off.
  • Replace all “non-reading” lights with lower wattage light bulbs or possibly the new “energy plus” bulbs for even more savings over time.
  • Get in the habit of hanging your clothes to dry.
  • Insulate! Check the weather stripping around doors and windows. Caulk or foam insulate any place where outside air has a chance to get in.
  • Check the faucets & spigots in your household for leaks. A slow dripping faucet can accumulate over two gallons per hour.
  • Avoid taking long showers. 
  • Leave the faucet OFF when you are brushing your teeth or shaving. Only turn it on when needed.
  • During winter months, light a fire for warmth instead of using the central heating unit. Wood is still cheaper than gas.
  • Get used to wearing sweaters and pants during winter months. You’ll find that you won’t need to turn the heat up as high.
  • Lower the temperature on your gas water heater.
  • Turn off stove and oven a few minutes before time is up. Residual heat will finish the job perfectly.
  • Compare the prices of providers and ask the representative which plan provides you the greatest savings based on your calling history. With all companies on the market, don’t be afraid to change to one that’s more appropriate for you.
  • Get used to email and the Internet! It costs little to nothing to use, and now with instant chatting services like Yahoo Messenger, here’s the perfect money saving opportunity.
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