Five Steps To Saving Money On Your Utility Bill
Every year we spend millions of dollars on wasted energy. Our Routine maintenance on many of our vehicles and equipment could help save some of those dollars we throw out the window. By servicing high energy equipment and appliance like heaters and air conditioners we can get them to operate more efficiently while saving money at the same time.
Here are a few ways to prevent wasteful energy consumption:
1) Cleaning coils regularly helps save energy and cuts utility costs.
Heaters have heating coils which over time get coated with residue and impurities in the water. This coating acts as a barrier to the heat flow. The heat then is not effectively transferred to the water and the coil then needs to produce more energy to heat the same amount of water.
2) Using a timer on any appliance should definitely be a cost savings on your energy bills.
Water heaters consume a large amount of energy. If you are on Time of Use rate plans you might consider installing a timer that will help you shut down the heater during peak hours and turn it back on during non-peak hours.
3) Cleaning your filters on a regular basis helps prevent wasteful use of energy.
Air conditioner filter get clogged over time with dust and dirt. This blocks the free flow of air which makes the compressor work much harder to do the same amount of work. Cleaning the filters reduces the load on the compressor allowing your unit to work more efficiently and saving you money at the same time.
4) Adjust your thermostat to 76 degrees.
It takes a lot of energy to cool a room down depending on its size. Each degree on your thermostat can make a significant difference as to the amount of energy used. By keeping your thermostat at a comfortable 75 degrees you can prevent excessive cooling and cut down that energy bill significantly.
5) Switch off all unused appliances.
This is pretty basic energy cost saving 101. Be sure to turn off any equipment or appliances you are not using. Things like lights, fans, printers, computers, and your heating or air conditioning unit if it is not on a thermostat. Use warm water when washing clothes instead of hot. Be sure to adjust your load cycle to small, medium or large. Use your dryer with the proper settings for the size load you are drying. One of these recommendation can save you a little money but using them all can really make a significant dent in reducing your energy bill.