Does your utility bill seem to be going up? Here are great tips that you can do to help save a little money throughout the year!
Use dryer balls in the dryer and wash with cold water.
Using dryer balls in the dryer is not only a great way to save money on drying sheets but is a great way to cut down the drying time on your clothes. Using cold water requires less energy to wash, which saves you money.
Adjust your thermostat.
Moving your thermostat up or down a few degrees will save you hundreds of dollars each year, especially if you use electric heat anywhere in your house.
Unplug appliances when you are not using them.
Get in the habit of not just turning off the lamp but unplugging it. Even items that are turned off pull electricity when they are plugged in. An easy way to do this is plug things into a power strip and unplug it when you are not using them.
Do chores at night.
Run the dishwasher, washing machine and dryer later at night when energy costs are cheaper. Utility companies will charge more for energy that’s being used during peak times. Plan to run these appliances when costs are cheaper.
Contact your utility company.
There may be some cost-savings programs available to you. There are some companies installing remotely controlled thermostats that are set to shut off from time to time. You won’t notice the difference except on your monthly bill.