This post is from the Reduce Utility Bills blog by Jan Pavis from Arizona.
Running a household can be very expensive and with all of the utility bills, I have enough trouble coming up with my house payment!
Electricity can be rather expensive, especially in the summer. Here’s some ways to help you keep down the cost of the electric bills.
* Put the air conditioner fan on “auto” so it only runs part of the time. Fans in rooms that are being used is more efficient since they can be turned off when leaving the room.The fans don’t have to be fancy, a simple box fan will work to keep you cool and allow the thermostat be set a few degrees higher, which will save money.
* Turn off all the lights when not in use. If you have a porch light or a driveway light and you usually leave it on all night, turn it off. If all of your family members are in the house at night there is no need to have these on all night. If it’s needed for security, change to a motion sensitive light, it will be worth the cost and often can be installed yourself.
* With the days longer, the lights don’t need to be on as long. Timers on outside lights set to turn off lights at dawn are helpful in reducing utility bills.
* Don’t leave the air conditioner running all day. Some people leave the air on all day so when they get home from work the house will be nice and cold. Instead use a timer and set the timer for a half an hour before you get home and your home will be cool by the time you get there. Don’t have the air conditioner all the way off because it will have to work too hard to reach the desired temperature. It can be set considerably lower than when people are in the house though to save money.
To reduce your utility bills, you may need to revise your comfort levels.
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