Tips and Tricks for Saving Money on your Next Utility Bill

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Technology takes up a significant portion of our spending. Whether you choose to blame it on the advancements of modern science, the cultural pressure to stay up-to-date with the latest technology, or simply impulsive spending habits, saving money on electronics is becoming increasingly difficult with each passing year.

Even in the safe and secure walls of our home, electronics dominate not just our wallets, but are lifestyles as well. But sometimes the best place to make a change is in the comfort of our own home.

If your utility bill is making forcing you to want to tear out your hair, take a look through these following tips and tricks as a guide for finding ways to save:   

Paint it White… 

If you reside in a sunny climate, this suggestion would more appropriately benefit you. A recent study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Heat Island Group found that 40% of energy is less needed to cool homes versus roofs of darker color.

Tips and Tricks for Saving Money on your Next Utility Bill

Explore Bundling Opportunities

Home entertainment is a monumental aspect to a family’s wellbeing. From binge watching television shows for hours upon hours to nonstop use of the Internet, home entertainment is at the focal point and top priority of most families.

But luckily for you, bundling packages are available from service providers that offer wonderful opportunities to save on home entertainment. Bundling opportunities package multiple services together, such as satellite television and high-speed Internet, into one bill that cost consumers less money versus buying those items separately.

Check the Temperature on the Water Heater

The Environmental Protection Agency believes that a water heater set at 140 degrees or higher can not only cost you more than what you should be spending, but also put you at risk of scalding. Make sure to set your water heather at 120 degrees, and when going on vacation, turn off your water heater and gas down as well.

Don’t let the Outside Skyrocket your Bills

It’s an issue that frustrates just about all homeowners; small leaks, cracks and holes in your home that let in the outside air, and when accumulated, drastically effect the amount of energy used and money spent each month. Fortunately, with a little invested time of diligently searching for holes throughout your home, this problem can be easily fixed.

Visit your local hardware store to purchase inexpensive items such as expanding foam or caulk to seal cracks, which you will most commonly find in: windows, doorframes, where pipes enter and exit your home, basements, etc.

Install an Intuitive Thermostat

For the frugally-inspired, a programmable thermostat allows you to customize the temperature of your home according to the time of year, whether or not someone is home, and can be scheduled attuned with your family’s temperature preference. And if you think that a programmable thermostat is based on ROI, you’d be surprise to learn just how inexpensive the upfront cost of these appliances are. Some hardware stores sell them at as low as $25, which all but guarantees a slash to energy spending.

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