Utility bills are an annoying but necessary part of life.
Utilities keep your home running safely and comfortably, but sometimes it’s painful to realize just how expensive that can get. Utahns understand this more than most.
Our summer months are hot, hot, hot. Then in the winter we’re trudging through feet of snow and battling icy winds. Our AC units work hard year-round, but this can mean our bills get a little high during the extreme months. Is there anything you can do about it? Yes!
5 Ways To Destroy Your Energy Bills
1. Get Your AC Unit Checked
If your AC unit is running inefficiently you may not even know. Sometimes AC units can freeze up or use way more energy than you need because they’re old, wounded, or otherwise compromised. Just getting a quick checkup is sometimes free and can make sure that your AC unit is working well and efficiently. Don’t be surprised if something is wrong and needs to be fixed – sometimes it’s expensive. But it will help your AC unit last longer and your utility bill will come down.
Don’t be surprised if something is wrong and needs to be fixed – sometimes it’s expensive. But it will help your AC unit last longer and your utility bill will come down.
2. Turn Everything Off
Make it a habit of sweeping your house and turning everything off each night. Encourage your family to turn off lights and appliances when they’re done using them. Leave rarely-used items
Leave rarely-used items unplugged, since they can actually still seep energy when they aren’t in operation.
3. Cool Off Your Water
Turn your water heater’s base temperature down a little bit! Most are set at 140+ degrees, but you don’t need it to be quite that high and it costs you more energy and money to heat the water that hot. Dial it down 10-30 degrees and save energy every single month.
4. Check Your Windows
If your windows are old or damaged you could be leaking your expensive air conditioning, and allowing hot or cold air from outside to come in and force your AC unit to work even harder.
Calling a window expert like Mountain States Windows & Siding for a consolation will ensure that your windows are properly fit, hung, and sealed. If necessary you can upgrade your windows to further insulate your home and save big on your energy bills.
5. Upgrade To EnergyStar Appliances
Look for the energy star indications on products like light bulbs, filters, and other necessary home items. If you’ve been thinking about getting a new washer & dryer, dishwasher, or fridge you may find that the more energy efficient options on the market today save you on a monthly utility bill.
Don’t take that pricey utilities bill lying down! You can take matters into your own hands and end up with a lower, more energy-efficient utility bill.