Electricity, water, heating – how to save on bills?
You are not interested in ecology, so it doesn’t matter to you how much water you waste every year. You are very comfortable, so you don’t have to worry about the charger left in the socket. However, you will quickly change your mind when you calculate how much your recklessness and sometimes laziness costs you. See for yourself that it is enough to change your small habits to leave an extra few dozen dollars in your wallet every month.
Ways to reduce these costs and save bills, do not have to be difficult to achieve:
- Remove unused electronic equipment from contact – we often forget that leaving the plug from the charger, printer or TV in the socket generates unnecessary costs, consuming power in the so-called standby mode.
- Shifting to energy-efficient light bulbs – although ordinary bulbs are cheaper, the energy-efficient version can reduce lighting costs in the long term.
- Change energy supplier or negotiate a contract – any household can change its electricity supplier to one offering better terms at any time.
Water is essential for life, but sometimes you can reasonably decrease your water bills:
- Shower instead of bathing – a full bathtub uses more water than a normal short shower, so it’s worth saving money to minimise warm baths.
- Tighten the taps – a notoriously leaking tap can be not only annoying but also expensive. It seems that such a loss of water is not great, but on a monthly or annual basis our bills can rise considerably.
- Equip the tap with an aerator – the aerator is a mesh mounted on the tip of the tap, which aerates the water and increases its flow. We then have the impression that water flies more, while in fact the aerator allows to reduce its consumption.
Any way to reduce such costs is worth considering:
- Do not open the windows with the heater unscrewed – you can frequently encounter such a mistake: you want to ventilate the room, but leave the heater unscrewed. In this way, Heat escapes through the open window and the radiator draws more energy trying to even out the room temperature.
- Tighten the radiators before you leave – when you go to work or leave somewhere for longer, you don’t have to leave the radiators as unscrewed as possible.
- Install a thermostat – if you want to know what temperature is in the room and have control over it, install a thermostat at the heater.
It’s worth remembering
Once you start your saving adventure, you’ll quickly discover that while you’re still making the same amount of money, there’s More money in your account. This will give you a sense of financial security and allow you to accumulate funds for emergency expenses. So how do you save money in your home budget? The hardest thing is to start. Once you take that first step, every next one will be easier. Over time, saving will enter your blood so much that you won’t even notice that you’re planning to spend. Hopefully, with our advice, you can build a financial pillow without tightening your belt.