Are your utility bills increasing every month? It actually doesn’t take much to reduce them. Follow these easy steps to save more!
1. Turn off your appliances when not in use
Many people have the misconception that as long as your appliances are not in use, they do not consume energy. However, the truth is, leaving your appliances on standby does consume energy, which in turn translates to higher utility bills. Standby mode is when an appliance is not in full use but is not completely turned off. Most often, these appliances are using energy to power small sources of light – think your television. While the cost savings may not be great, switching off your appliances at the plug, at least at night, will come a long way in saving money!
2. Make your refrigerator work less
Your refrigerator does a lot of work to constantly maintain its cool temperature. You can help your refrigerator to do its job more efficiently by keeping your refrigerator full. That’s right, a refrigerator that is full will retain cold better than an empty one. With that said, don’t pack your refrigerator too tight or the cold air will not be able to circulate too! In addition, keep your refrigerator away from heat sources to reduce energy consumption.
3. Use a cold wash to wash your load of clothes
Much of the energy used to wash a load of laundry in the washing machine actually comes from heating the water. Ditch the cold water and not only save money but make your clothes last longer too. Skeptical? Give it a shot and you won’t even notice a difference but a reduction in utility bills!
Start applying these tips now and let us know how much you have saved in your next bill. Remember, the little savings will come a long way!