There is no doubt that you need electricity, heat, water and other basic utilities in order to live comfortably; however, you don’t need to spend an arm-and-a-leg in order to maintain your comfort level. If you are sick and tired of shelling out tons of cash each and every month to your utility providers, it’s time you took a stand and cut your costs.
Don’t know how to go about reducing your utility bills? Here are some helpful suggestions:
Money Saving Tips
- Use Thermal Drapes: Yes, there is such a thing as thermal drapes, and yes, they can help you save money on your utility bills. These drapes are usually made of super thick material, have two layers and are backed by special material. Hang them over your windows and you can keep your heat in during the winter and keep the heat out during the summer. You can find them in tons of colors and styles.
- Maintain a Temperature. Instead of constantly putting your heat up and down, keep it at the same temperature. Find a temperature that is pleasant, like 72 degrees F, and keep it there. When it’s colder out, put on some layers and when it’s warmer, take off those layers. Constantly moving your thermostat up and down can really impact your fuel usage.
- Turn it Off. Never leave lights, a TV or any other type of appliance on that isn’t in use. If you do, you are literally just throwing money out of your windows. And, make sure everyone in your house is on board with turning things off!
With a few minor adjustments, you can save a tremendous amount on your utility bills, yet still live comfortably. Take that extra money you save and put it toward other bills, savings, or maybe treat yourself to something nice.