Cooler temperatures are making their way into town and that means homeowners across the country will be digging into their pockets to shell out funds on energy bills. Why be like everyone else this fall when you can keep some extra money in your wallet, or at least spend it on other things besides energy? See below for a few tips from the experts on how to free up your finances this fall when it comes to your energy bills:
Make Use of Free Energy Sources: believe it or not there’s one key source of energy that’s free for all to use – the sun. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars to heat your home via your furnace, open up blinds, shapes and drapes on sunny days to let the warm rays in. You’ll be surprised at how quickly the sun can heat your home.
Do Some Research Before You Shop: we all know the holiday season is synonymous with shopping. This year, do lots of research before you head out to purchase new appliances. Look for models with the Energy Star symbol and compare different options with energy efficiency top of mind.
Hotter Isn’t Always Better: the average U.S. household spends nearly $600 per year on water heating alone. Consider lowering the temperature setting on your heater a few degrees and wash your clothes in cold water. Hint: cool water will get your clothes just as clean!
Cut Non-Essential Energy Use: this is one way to watch your utility bills drop before your eyes. Reduce your television’s brightness a few notches, unplug chargers from the wall while they’re not being used and turn off the lights when you’re not in the room.
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