4 Steps to Slash Monthly Utility Costs

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If you are tired of paying high energy bills each month, it is time to take an inventory of the areas in your home where you are using the most energy. A few small changes can go a long way to decrease your energy usage so that you can save money on your utility bills:

#1: Adjust the Temperature on the Water HeaterWells_logo

The water heater runs nonstop all day and night. Even if you aren’t using any hot water, the heat is continuously generated to be sure that hot water is ready whenever it is needed. Try turning down the water heater temperature by a few degrees. You probably won’t notice any difference in the hot water that is available in the faucet, but you can decrease the energy that is being used.

#2: Use Small Appliances

How much energy are you wasting if you run the dishwasher with a partial load or heat up the oven for something small? These home appliances offer many conveniences, but there are simple ways to cut back energy usage with small appliances. Consider using a toaster oven instead of the full oven, wait until the dishwasher is full before you start it, and try throwing your dinner in a slow cooker instead of using the stovetop.

#3: Open the Windows

If you live in a climate that sometimes generates a cool evening breeze, you can take advantage of this natural cooling that is available for your home. Turn off the air conditioner and open the windows at night to cool your living space without using energy.

#4: Tune-Up the Air Conditioner

When the air conditioner is running, are you getting optimal cooling in your home? A professional tune-up can improve the effectiveness of the air conditioner and decrease your energy usage. Also, consider investing in high-quality replacement windows to reduce drafts and keep the cool air inside.

Do you need help with your plumbing or HVAC systems? A few small changes can go a long way to help you save money on your utility bills. Contact our team at Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning at (951) 375-6856.