You can easily save on your utility bills with these few tricks:
Use your appliances more efficiently:
-Keep your heating and cooling vents open. With the ALL the vents open, the heating/cooling systems won’t keep running after reaching its target temperature. Closed vents do not reduce energy consumption.
-Keep vents clean and change the filters often.
– Use fans. Air circulation helps maintain and even room temperature, meaning you can use the heating/cooling system less. Fans also don’t use as much energy. Adam Dachis, of Lifehacker.com says, “When it’s hot, the fan should spin counter-clockwise to push the hot air up and out. When the weather turns cold, instead spin the fans clockwise to trap heat inside. You’ll often find a switch on your ceiling fan to choose a direction, so consult your fan’s manual to find out where it is.”
-Turn the heat dry option to off on your dishwasher.
-Shut off , or even better- unplug, all appliances when you are not using them. This can be easily done by using a power strip. Your TV, gaming system, cell phone charger, microwave and computer often pull energy even when the system is not in use.