Many homeowners think there’s not much they can do about heating, water and other utility expenses.
Sure, you may grumble about a high heating bill one month, but what can you do about it? Turns out, you can do plenty.
There are several ways to reduce monthly utility costs that can save you tens or even hundreds of dollars.
1. Turn off unnecessary lights. Two 100-watt incandescent bulbs switched off an extra two hours per day could save you $15 over a year. Better yet, switch to LED.
2. Turn down the thermostat on your water heater. You likely don’t need tap water to be that hot.
3. Play with the thermostat. If you have electric heat, lower your thermostat by two degrees to save 5% on your heating bill.
4. Toss a towel in the dryer. A dry towel added to your dryer load can significantly reduce drying times.
5. Use small appliances. A microwave takes 15 minutes to do the same job as 1 hour in an oven!
6. Skip the heat-dry setting for the dishwasher. The heat-dry setting is expensive so keep the dishwasher door open to air-dry.
7. Scrutinize your bills. There may be extra costs you’re paying for that you don’t need.
It’s worth paying attention to your utility costs. Just a few smart moves can save you some serious money!
Source | BC Hydro
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