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Dec

helpful-tips1Knowing that your electricity bill is a significant expenditure, allow us to provide you with unusual money-saving tips. Everyone knows that turning down the thermostat a notch helps save money, but have you ever considered rearranging appliances? Here are 15 highly effective yet less well-known money saving tips.

  1. Research Energy-Saving Apps: There are apps available that track your energy use, provide tips, and offer resources to save you money each month.
  2. Insulate Your Water Heater: Find huge savings by adding a little insulation to your water heater. Studies show that a home’s water heater and refrigerator are prime energy suckers.
  3. Tune Up Your Refrigerator: You will save hundreds of dollars a year by having your refrigerator receive a maintenance tune up.
  4. Install a Low-Flow Restrictor: Install this to your water heater to suppress the amount of water used.
  5. Install Dimmer Switches: Dimmers allow for the most appropriate amount of energy to be used, not to mention the ability to set the desired mood.
  6. Wash Clothes in Cold Water: Anytime you use hot water it requires powering your water heater.
  7. Cook in Glass: Glass cookware cooks more efficient than aluminum or others.
  8. Thaw Food: Before cooking have food thawed. This helps to reduce the cook time and the amount of energy it takes to cook thoroughly.
  9. Hang Dry & Air Dry: Hang dry clothes, the dryer produces and uses a lot of energy. Air dry dishes instead of running the dishwasher.
  10. Insulate the Garage Door: Additional insulation to the garage door will keep the hot and cool air in.
  11. Rearrange Appliances: Placing major appliance next to each other can increase the amount of energy emitted.
  12. Lids on When Cooking: Don’t waste energy with unnecessary heat escaping.
  13. Cook in a Halogen Oven: A halogen oven has faster cooking time and uses less electricity than a conventional oven.
  14. Upgrade Showerheads: Energy-efficient showerheads use less water than it takes to fill a bathtub.
  15. Draught Proof: One of the most efficient and cheapest ways to save energy is draught-proofing doors, windows, attics, letter box, and pipework.

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