Changing your habits is a cheap way to cut utility bills. It requires just a little bit of time and discipline and the effect will be visible on your future monthly bills. Still, changing habits and creating new ones might not be as easy as you think. Try to follow the advice from this article and do not get discouraged if you get sidetracked some of the days. The only important thing is to keep trying, until these new rules become a part of your daily routine.
Gas and electricity are both big factors in your utility bills. If you consider that more than 40 percent of your gas and electricity consumption is spent on heating and cooling your living areas, then this is the first place where you should be looking for a change in habits.
If you want to cut utility bills, the best thing to do is to insulate your home well. This is a costly solution, but it provides greatest savings.
A cheaper alternative is to limit your energy loss with your behavior. Do not leave your front door open for long periods of time and choose to air out your rooms before heating or cooling.
You should also focus temperature regulation to rooms you are actively using and you should close all adjacent doors to maximize the effects. For extra saving points find your air humidifier and unplug it when it is not needed.
The top used energy saving tip for appliances is to switch them all with newer energy efficient models.
However, if there is no budget for that, you can still make your old equipment spend less energy. Buy extension cords with a power switch and organize your electronics in a convenient way.
For example, the TV, the DVD player, the VCR, the sound system and your cable box can all connect to the same extension cord. This way, at the end of the day, you can just flip a switch and make sure that they do not waste energy while they are on standby.
Saving energy wasted on standby might not sound like something that will cut utility bills significantly, but small things do add up. Another thing you should consider is using cordless devices rather than battery powered. Rechargeable devices only create an illusion of spending an equal amount of power as their corded counterparts. In reality, the cordless models are less energy efficient, so if you have a choice, always go for the device that uses energy directly.
All of this may sound a bit overwhelming, so if you are not ready to commit to a large number of changes in your life, then simply change your energy suppliers. Our Luminext team can analyze your current energy needs and suggest a new supplier with better rates. Saving on both gas and electricity will make a significant change in your monthly utility bills and it will not cost you time or money. Give us a call today and you will receive a free consultation. You can also leave your basic data in our contact form and someone from our team will contact you with a new offer within two business days,