5 Easy Ways to Immediately Lower Your Utility Bill
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to start to see your energy bill drop, there are many things that you can, and I”m going to show you 5 of them right now.
1. Caulk and Seal
You can have the best the best windows, doors, and insulation in the world but it means nothing if you are still having air coming through cracks, and gaps. Here is what you’ll need :
- Caulk gun
Apply the caulk around all the cracks, and gaps inside and out.
2. Replace old light bulbs With LED
This a very simple, quick, and effective way to lower your utility bill. Typical bulbs cost on average $4.80 cent each every year, and only last 1,200 hours. The LED bulbs however last 50,000 hours, and cost $.50 each year.
3. Unplug Electronics
Your Electronics continue to use electricity even when they are OFF. So how do you solve this issue? start unplugging the following:
- Game Console
- Kitchen appliances : coffee maker, blender, can opener, toaster, ex.
- Wifi routers
Pretty much anything that doesn’t have to be used, unplug when you aren’t using! Even phone chargers!
4. Get a new thermostat
If your using an out dated thermostat then your not getting the most out of your HVAC system. Get a new Energy Star rated thermostat and it will pay for its self in 3 years.
5. Now lets save some water
- Get shower heads with a lower gallon/ per-minute. some of the best can be found here
- Get a lower consummation dishwasher, and washing machine.