The electric and gas utility bill in your home or apartment may be causing you to sweat. The increase in the cost of these utilities has been substantial within the last few years. There are substantial savings available on these basic utility needs without going green and adding a windmill or a solar panel to your home. Some basic techniques can create a substantial savings on your utility bill. Here are some tips on how to save money on your gas and electric bill.
The basics of saving money on your electric and gas remain the same as they were years ago. Many of us know how to save money on these basic utilities but I’ve gotten used to leaving the lights on needlessly and letting the TV blare all night long. Breaking these habits and creating new habits will create a substantial money savings each month. In addition to changing the light bulbs and using a ceiling fan rather than turning on the central air you can save money simply by turning off electrical devices and unplugging appliances that are not being used.
Climate control within your household will save a bulk of your heating and cooling costs. Up to 44% of the utility bill is directly associated with the heating or cooling of the apartment or house. You can save a substantial amount of money by having a programmable thermostat installed which will reduce energy wasted on heating and cooling the home when everyone is asleep or when no one is home. Many people have these programmable thermostats within their home but simply have never read the instructions on how to program them. Take the extra time to read the manual and learn how to program the thermostat so that it adjusts to use less energy while you are sleeping or while you are at work. Applying basic energy-saving habits can substantially decrease your utility bill. Each month you should see a continuous cycle of reducing your energy usage as you begin to apply these money-saving tips.