Everyone likes to save money, what better way than to save on your utility bills!
Let’s see how you can save a lot of money. Even if it seems that each month we pay hundreds of dollars for utility bills, there are many steps you can take to reduce your monthly bills without any difficulty.
What lighting equipment do you use?
After air conditioning, most of the energy costs in most American families are electricity costs for lighting and equipment. In ordinary households, these expenses represent approximately 33% of the total energy bill. The easiest way to drastically reduce electricity bills is to install compact fluorescent lamps on all lights. Compact fluorescent lamps may be initially more expensive than traditional incandescent lamps, but these energy-saving plants consume 75% less energy and ten times more than traditional incandescent bulbs.
Disconnect your electronics
When not using your device, simply turn it off! Consumer reports show that you can save between $25 and $75 per year by shutting down your computer when your not using it.
Wash and Air Dry Dishes
Dishes stacked up fast, especially when you have a family of 4 or more! But consider washing by hand a couple days a week or skip the heat dry cycle in your dishwasher.
Replace the air filters every other month
Dirty filters block airflow, which makes the your system run more and consume more energy. Adding a reminder to replace your air filter every other month!
Contact your utility company
Contact Mountain Parks Electric to see what locals programs and incentives they may have in your area to save money on electricity.
Turn it off
When you’re done using a room, remind everyone in the family to turn off lights. Going on vacation or gone for a couple days? Unplug entertainment systems and shut down electronics when not in use.
Seal your home
Caulk and weather strip windows and doors that are drafty.
Got old windows? Consider getting an estimate on new doors and windows. Save for the following summer to replace.
Check your heating system and update thermostats
Before each winter, get your heating system checked and upgrade to high-tech thermostats that monitor and give you reports.
Get to know your home
Take a walk around your house and seal any openings or gaps round pipes, chimneys, lights, windows and basement bricks and cement work.
Make sure you have someone to check your home on cold days to avoid costly damage of frozen pipes or other disasters that can happen while you’re not there!
Grand Mountain Bank is here to help! Need to make some updates on your home to save money in the long run. Contact us to day for some home improvement loans.