4 Easy Ways To Save On Your Monthly Utility Bills
Some bills are a fixed part of your life. Your mortgage bill. Your car payment.
But others seem to fluctuate all the time. In the heart of the summer, you know that for every hour your air conditioner operates, your energy bill will rise right along with it. That cold spell last winter had the same effect as you turned up the heat.
And it’s not just your electricity. How much has your water bill grown?
What can you do? Are there easy ways to save on your monthly utility bills?
Assess your faucets and showerheads
When was the last time you upgraded the technology in your faucets and showerheads? A lot of homeowners have avoided installing new fixtures because they believe they’ll lose water pressure. Not true. Today’s fixtures give just as much pressure as ones from years ago, only you’re saving money in the process. Fixtures from 1990 and before can use as much as four gallons per minute. Compare that with today’s aerators that bring that number down to one. You will see a difference in your utility bill, especially in a large, busy household.
Change out the toilets
You might have seen dual-flush toilets in your favorite store or restaurant, but did you know they can be a welcome addition to your home too? While many homeowners changed out their toilets years ago as the gallons-per-use decreased, it may be time to change once again. Dual-flush toilets conserve even more by allowing you to select how much water you send down the drain.
Switch to a tankless water heater
If you have a traditional water heater in place, it takes energy to store the hot water and keep it ready for when you need it. You can reduce this waste by switching to a tankless system. This gives you an endless supply of hot water … when you need it. Otherwise, the system won’t store hot water, meaning higher energy efficiency.
Upgrade your HVAC system
One of the hardest working systems in your home is your HVAC system. It keeps you warm in the winter, cold in the summer, and is put to use every month of the year. All of that effort takes a toll on its operating condition. For it to be effective, it should be regularly maintained. At a minimum, have one of our technicians inspect it and make repairs, once per year. We can also suggest ways to make it more efficient. If it’s more than ten years old, upgrading may be a great way to improve the efficiencies of your home, while helping you save on your monthly utility bills too.
How do you keep your energy bills low? The key is in staying on top of your home maintenance list, and ensuring your house is well maintained overall.