Have you ever dreaded when the bills are about to come, and then they start piling up? You feel a sense of panic and sweat on the thought of calculating the expenses. It is a surprise how people don’t get a heart attack just by looking at the number. With climate change, erratic weather, and economic inflation it is important to reduce the cost of utility bills. It will allow you to conserve energy and save cost on energy bills.
Regulating the temperature
Different appliances have a certain optimum temperature on which it should be used. This will help in reduce the energy being consumed and reduce expenditures on bills. For example, the temperature of the thermostat should be kept at 120 degree Celsius. The same is the case for water heater: the temperature of the dish washer should be kept at 140 degree Celsius, the freezer at 5 degrees and refrigerator should be kept between 37 to 40 degree Celsius. By regulating the temperature based on the climate. A lot of energy can be saved.
There are many electrical appliances that consume a lot of energy, it is better to avoid using the ones that can be avoided. For example, there is no harm in washing dishes by hand instead of dishwasher. Your body is quite adaptable to temperatures; try to keep the use of airconditio0ners at a minimum. It is better to wear cooler clothing during warm climates and switch on the fans. In addition, using old air conditioners with clogged filters makes the AC consume more energy. It is best to change the filters and also update your air conditioner. Same goes for the fans, the ceiling fans cost more than electric fans it is better to use electric fans more than the latter. Make sure to dust and clean the fridge being used, if the fridge has dust it make it consume more energy.
Planting more trees
It is the simplest method of reducing the global warming. Planting trees will cool down the heat and naturally improve the weather and environment. Not to mention, increase the chances of rain and clean air or oxygen to breathe. Avoid cutting trees and encourage planting of more greenery.
Saving energy and upgrading appliances
There have been number of times when we have been careless in use of electrical gadgets and appliances. We leave the TV, games and lights on even when we are not present in the room. Avoid wasting energy: close the TV when you’re not watching any program, switch off the lights, fans and other appliances and gadgets when they are not being used. It is better unplugging the appliance or use energy saving plugs.
In addition, all such appliances as they get older they have to put in more energy to work properly which increases the energy bill. Thus, it is better to replace the old electrical appliances with new ones. The upgraded ones are being designed to consume less energy and since it’s new it will reduce the cost of electrical bill.
Painting the roof white
During summer season and any other places with warmer climate, applying white paint along with Elastomeric coating helps in reducing 40 percent of energy. It makes the home feel cooler.
Spending money on solar panels will be costly but in the long run it will save you immense amount of energy and money by reducing the cost of bill. In addition id you have a solar panel leasing it save up more energy.
Look at the big picture
Spending some money today will cost you must less on bills and save energy. wise investment could allow us to save up a lot of money for a trust fund or a rainy day.