For today, we are simply talking about the ways in which you can save money on your utility bills. Yes, they go way higher than expected and often imbalances all the planned savings. Before finding the ways to save up on them, let’s discuss the sources which are the major reasons behind those hefty utility bills.
Heating and cooling systems of home form the biggest triggers behind all those hefty energy bills. After them, heating water is another segment where energy is consumed to most. As it is quite versatile and widely used for different household chores like laundry or as dishwater and even in showers, it can affect on the greater extent on the overall utility bill. Then comes the basic lighting of the houses where energy is much needed.
Here we have listed some measures to adopt that can help you in saving on utility bills in these different sectors:
The first thing to ensure is that whether all the appliances like refrigerator and freezer are well sealed or not. This is to check that the cold air doesn't get any chance to go out and the appliances serve their utility accordingly. It should be the same for all the doors and windows of the houses. Make sure they are well sealed otherwise energy to seep out, adding bills upon bills.
The second thing to ensure is that your ventilation and air conditioning ducts are all repaired. These cooling and heating systems should be well repaired and efficient in working.
The ideal temperature for the refrigerator is to be set at 38 degrees why the freezer should be set at five degrees. This is ideal because it serves the purpose, as well as the appliances, don't have to work as hard as to maintain the temperature which is required.
Another thing you can do is set the temperature 10-20 degrees low than the typical temperatures of water heaters. It can help in saving 10% on heating costs. Also be very particular in setting the heaters to the lowest possible settings if you’re leaving the house for some days.
Instead of using steamy hot water for laundry, try using warm, lukewarm or cold water for laundry. Also, try to fix the leaky faucets at earliest as their drop by drop wastage might add a lot to your utility bills.
Next is to invest in energy efficient appliances for long-term savings. You can buy the water heater, washer which are energy efficient, so you can easily save on your energy bills.
For long-term savings, devise your houses with dimmer switches. These let to change the settings of lights in adherence to your need. This is one good way to save on electricity and to ascend the aesthetics of the house as well.
Steer out all the light bulbs of houses and use energy-efficient LED bulbs or compact fluorescent in their place.
Your service providers generally conduct the energy audit of your living space. You can ask for their assistance in the identification of the sources where energy is consumed the most. This way you can come up with necessary measures.