These are very effective and simply things to do in order to cut down your utility bill costs. After car payments and rent or mortgage, utility bills are next in line for the higher expenses. These simple technique will help in changing your costs in a positive way.
Hang Them Out!
Weather permitting, hang your clothes on the line. If you need to use the dryer, say for towels, only dry them about halfway and then hang them on the line to finish drying.
Be sure that your your fridge is set at the right temperature. For the fridge, be sure that it is set between 3-5C. The Freezer should be set at -18C. Setting the temperature to 5C will ensure that it is using less electricity while keeping your food at a safe temperature as well. If your fridge is empty, it will use more electricity. If you don’t have enough food in your fridge to keep the temperature consistent, you can grab some bottles, fill them with water, and place them in the fridge.
Wash your clothes in cold water. This will help save some money on your electric bill and will also help you save money on having to buy new clothes as often. The reason for this is because you clothes last longer if washed in cold water. Be sure to use laundry soap that works in cold water.
Make a rule in your house, only 2 lights allowed on at one time. This will ensure a much cheaper electric bill every month. Finished in that room, turn off the light.
Be sure to unplug all appliances that are not in use. Makes sense really, why have something plugged in if you aren’t using it. This doesn’t just include kitchen appliance, if you own more than 1 television, only plug in the one that you are using at that moment. Believe it or not, if you do this, you will see a difference on your electric bill. However, I would not suggest unplugging the washing machine, dryer, or dish washer.
Keep the Heater to a minimum
Sure it gets cold in your home during Autumn and Winter, but you can leave your heater at a certain temperature at all time. If you find that you are a bit chilly, invest in an electric blanket. These blanket are actually very cheap to run & I recommend investing in one to help keep you warm.
Only run your dishwasher when it has a full load. There is no point in running it with very few dishes, only to find out that you will need to use it again later that day. If there are a few items, you can hand wash them.