Here are some helpful tips to reduce your utility bills!
1. Light Bulbs
Replace standard incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving CFLs, which provide high-quality light output, use 75% less energy, and last 6–10 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs, saving money on energy bills and replacement costs, according to the US Department of Energy.
Get a programmable thermostat. Set the program around your schedule to save on your heating and cooling bills.
Try to avoid doing partial loads of laundry, this saves on both power and water costs. Wash your laundry in cold water whenever possible as well.
4. Blinds and Window Coverings
Hang blinds, shades or coverings on windows that might receive direct sunlight throughout the day, particularly windows that face the south. Keep them closed during the day to keep your home cooler.
5. Switch out shower heads and faucets
You can get low flow shower heads and faucets that use a lot less water when using.
6. Lower the temperature on your water heater
Turning it down just 10-20 degrees will show definite savings
Any of these tips alone can save money on your utility bills. When you combine several, you’ll be surprised how much you can save every month!