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Top Energy Saving Tips To Help Save On Utility Bills

Find free and low cost energy saving tips below, as well as how to save on your water bill. Also, see the top energy saving tips.

Five free steps you can take to lower utility bills.

 

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Utility Bill Savings

Turn your computer off when you are not using it

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Around $60 per year

To save on bills, adjust the air conditioner or heat when you leave your home for a few hours.

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Save up to 10 percent on your annual cooling and heating bills

Use your microwave over as often as possible.

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“Nuking” your meals for a few minutes costs only about one fifth of the amount it takes to cook food longer in the stove or oven

You should turn down the temperature on your water heater.

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You will reduce your bills by 3 percent to 5 percent for every 10 degrees you lower the temperature. Try lowering it to 120 degrees. You won’t even notice a difference when taking a shower.

Unplug your electronics when they are not in use. In particular cellphone chargers. Also, plug your televisions and computers on power strips that can easily be turned off.

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Cellphone chargers, televisions, stereos and other electronic devices use significant electricity even when they're off. You can save 5 percent on your electricity bill.

 

 

 

 

 

Five low cost ways to reduce your utility bills.

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Savings on your utility bills

Change one heavily used incandescent (“regular”) light bulb to a compact fluorescent bulb. (“CFL”)

$5

Save about $20 per year on electric bills per bulb change.

Install a low-flow showerheads in your shower

$15-25

$25-$65 per year

Seal doors, windows, and other openings in your home with weather stripping or new caulking.

$100-300

You can lower your heating or cooling bills by 10%.

Seal any other air leaks in your home. Install foam insulation gaskets behind all of your electricity outlet plates and light switch plates. Be sure to close the damper on your fireplace when it's not in use.

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Your savings are small, but they grow incrementally as you seal more crevices.

Replace your traditional holiday lights with LED lights.

$75-100

Save up to 90 percent on the cost of electricity for your holiday yard display. Save up to $5 per year per string of bulbs.

 

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