July 9, 2015 / /
9 Tips to Lower Your Utility Bill
You have the power to save money and energy right in your own home. Increasing energy efficiency is like adding another clean energy source to our electric power grid.
We need to save water every way we can. You can reduce your water consumption by taking just a few simple steps.
Here are some simple low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy and water at home:
Easy low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy and water at home
Taking a whole-house approach to saving energy and water will help reduce your utility bills.
You can lower your monthly bill by following the tips in this guide.
Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F.
Air dry dishes instead of using the dishwasher’s drying cycle.
Allow clothes to air dry instead of using the dryer.
Turn lights, electronics and computers off when you are not in the room.
Install a programmable thermostat to prevent cooling the house unnecessarily when no one is home and while you are sleeping.
Use low-flow showerheads and take short showers instead of baths.
Check to see that windows and doors are tightly closed when heating or cooling your home.
Check your toilet for leaks toilet leaks can waste up to 300 gallons per month.
Inspect your entire home for water leaks, which can lead to a 9% increase in your usage.
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