Lower Utility Bills

Written by Courtney Salinas
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Americans spend an astronomical amount of money each year on utility bills, around $1,400 per family. Lower utility bills for every American family could make a considerable difference in our quality of life. The cost of energy seems to be insurmountable and is very discouraging if just scraping by is difficult.

Taking on Lowering Your Utility Bills

While the prices per unit of electricity or gas we use is not up to us, how wisely we use our resources is. Try making small efforts to save energy. They can all add up to a lot of money saved over time.

Have your air conditioning unit, heating unit, water heater and refrigerator maintained. Regular check ups will ensure they're running smoothly and aren't releasing any harmful gases into air, which could both hurt the environment, your family, and your pocketbook. Make sure window air conditioning units are on the side of the house least exposed to the sun. If that's not possible, try to position them under shady trees. The best possible way to lower utility bills simply is to lower the temperature at night and when you're not at home. Lowering the thermostat to 70 degrees or below can save as much as six percent of CO2 emissions.

Facing Facts

When forced to buy a new appliance because of the failure of an old one, you are presented with the perfect opportunity to conserve energy and lower your utility bills. Energy efficient appliances may cost more to purchase, but will save you money by using fewer of our non-renewable resources. In the long run, they will prove to be worth the extra cost.

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