5 Simple Ways to Cut Back Your Energy Bill

Easy Steps for Getting Your Energy Bill Under Control

After opening a surprisingly horrendous energy bill this month, I decided we could all stand to benefit from revisiting a few tips to help us save energy in the upcoming months. If you're like me and could use all the energy-saving tips you can get your hands on, here are a few that will definitely help cut those beastly bills back some...

Open and Close the Curtains

When the cold weather starts to kick in, leave your curtains open during the day and close them at night. The sunlight will warm the rooms and closing the curtains will keep the cold out longer than leaving them open will.

Use a Eco-Friendly Shower Head

Using a shower head with a low flow design can save you quite the pretty penny, not to mention the fact that it's good for the environment. And the fact that it can save you more than $100 per year off your energy bill means the shower head can pay for itself in just months.

Wash in Cold Water

Think you need to wash your clothes in warm water to get them clean? Guess again. Cold water can work just as well, especially if you buy cold water laundry detergent. Over the course of a year this simple step can shave $40 or more off your energy bill.

Replace Filters

Dirty and dusty filters can make your appliances work harder, which means energy waste. If you don't want to pay more than you have to in order to operate your furnace, make sure you change the filters often. Not only will it reduce your energy bill, but it can extend the life of your heating and cooling equipment.

And remember, just because something only saves you a buck or two a month, it doesn't mean it's not worth the effort. Every little bit helps and over time those savings can really add up, making your energy bill a lot lower than it is currently.

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