How Can I Lower My Utility Bills?
One of the most common questions among homeowners is how they can save money while properly maintaining their home. Electricity is, of course, a necessary expense in any living space, but there are ways you can lower this bill and still use what you need. Whether you are moving into a new home or looking to save on costs in your current space, check out these tips for the lowest utility bill possible!
Wash With Cold Water
Did you know that using hotter temperatures in your washing machine takes more energy? Using cool water when possible will save you on your next energy bill. Did you know that cold water can actually remove stains better than hot? Try using cool water as your go-to unless a garment’s wash instructions say otherwise!
Shut Down Electronics
You will get a longer life out of your electronics and save on energy if you don’t leave them running when not in use. Set your desktop monitor to go to sleep when you step away and shut it down completely when you are done using it.
Use Energy Saving Features
Did you know that power can leak into devices when they are plugged in, even when they are not in use? Smart power strips cut off the electric current to any devices that are not in use. This is ideal for your TV, speaker system, or other electronics that are inconvenient to simply unplug.
Check Your Insulation
Poor insulation around windows, doors, vents, & more is one of the leading causes of a high energy bill. If your insulation is lacking, all of the cold air from your AC and the warm air from your heat is escaping the house, causing you to turn that dial up even higher. Air can escape your home in ways you might never even think of. Here are some extra steps to take when increasing your insulation:
- Cover outlets
- Weatherstrip doors & windows
- Adjust fridge & freezer temperatures
Saving Energy in Your New Home
When moving into a new home, you should go through all of these steps to make sure you aren’t overspending on utilities. To further save on costs throughout your move, hire an experienced moving company! The team at All Day Moving has decades of experience not only in moving but also in junk removal, cleanups, and demolition. Let us help you settle into your new home from start to finish. Give us a call today! 978-682-2040