One thing everybody hates about adulthood is the fact that it comes with unending household bills. Water bills, energy bills, cell-phone bills and so on.
If you are desirous about cutting costs on each and every one, here are a number of tips that can help. —oh my! Here’s how to cut costs on each and every one.
Use Energy Efficient Appliances
If your freezer is empty, you can be sure that it’s working overtime to keep the space icy cold. You can solve this problem by filling it a bucket, a milk jug filled with water or anything that will take up space; the freezer won’t work as had and therefore will use less electricity.
Save on AC costs
Use a ceiling fan alongside your air conditioner to spread cool air throughout the room. Using both at the same time lets you raise the air conditioner temperature by five degrees, which in turn lowers your cooling costs.
Aim the vents of your air conditioner at the ceiling, and let the cool air float down to you. You will get a cooler room from top to bottom, rather than in just one spot. Plus, you’ll have better air circulation as the cold air drifts down.
Cut Your Energy Costs
You can ask your utility company for a free energy audit. A representative will come to your house and explain what you need to do to make your home more energy efficient.
You can switch to energy saving bulbs and run your household appliances only when necessary to cut down on your overall bills.
Cut Your Water Bills
A leaky toilet could cost as much as 200 gallons of water a day. To identify a leak, add a drop of food colouring to the toilet tank. Wait a few minutes, then check to see if the colour has shown up in the toilet bowl.
If it has, you have a leak. To save even more on water in the bathroom, put a plastic bottle filled with water on the floor of the tank. Because the tank will require less water to fill, you’ll save money on your bill every time you flush.
Reduce Your Cell Phone Bill
We spend a huge sum on phone calls and data bills each month including taxes and miscellaneous fees. If you talk less than 200 minutes a month, you may be better off using a pay-as-you-go plan.
Change Your Chores
Full loads of laundry and dishes result in maximum efficiency and help you avoid water waste. Clean appliances also cut costs. Check your lint filter and air-conditioning system for dust and dirt monthly.
Save On Electricity
Wait until after dark to walk around your house with a flashlight to see what is “glowing.” You will be amazed to see your power strips, your computers, your DVD player, your cable box, and your microwave oven all glowing.
Although you may not be actively using them, all of these items are perpetually “on” and eating electricity, unless you pull the plugs when they’re not in use. Consider plugging appliances into a power strip, so you only have to pull one or two plugs before bed.