There are many easy ways in which you can cut your utility costs. Plus, these are ways in which you won’t be depriving yourself or your family with any of comforts you are used to enjoying.
How can you do this? Simply by following tips such as these:
Do you have a newer Television set?
Have you really checked out its settings? Do you know if it happens to be in Retail Mode or Store Mode instead of Home Mode you are wasting Money? While you are at it, you may also want to check out such settings as backlit settings, picture settings and contrast settings. You don’t need to have all of these on full power. When you do you are just wasting money.
By lowering these settings you may have a better television picture and you may be able to save $30 to $60 a year on your electrical costs.
Do you own a lot of electronic equipment?
Are most of these pieces of electronics plugged in all the time? Do they really need to be plugged in constantly? Couldn’t you unplug those game systems when they aren’t being played? Plus, couldn’t you shut off that computer monitor when nobody is using it?
If you do these things, you might be able to save $125 a year on electrical costs.
Wash your clothes in cold water
All you need to do is buy a laundry detergent such as Tide Cold Water.
This will save you on average $60 a year.
Stop pre-rinsing those dirty dishes
Your dishwater can handle your dirty dishes. You do not need to pre-rinse them. All you need to do is wipe off all the food particulars that you can and then stick them in the dishwasher. It will take care of the rest.
Fix Leaky Ducts
If you have leaky duct work, get them fix. This can save you around $400 a year. Of course, this may be something a professional may need to do for you.
Learn how to program your programmable thermostat
Then you can always come home and wake up to a warm house. These thermostats generally cost about $80 and will save an average of $200 a year. Plus, you may get a rebate from your utility company if they know you purchased and are using one. Wouldn’t hurt to give them a call and ask.
If you begin doing all the above suggestions, you could find yourself saving $920 a year. Plus, these are all easy to do ways to cut down your utility costs and you wouldn’t have deprived yourself of any luxury.