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Five Tips To Saving Money On Your Utility Bills

Apr 17, 2008
One of our major monthly expenses is certainly the utility bills. Yes we pay a lot for electricity, water and so on. As a result, you will have the chance to save a lot of money if you can save money on the utility bills.

So, how can you save money on the utility bills? In fact, the only way is to consume less electricity, water etc. You will certainly get a electricity bill of lower payment if you can use less electricity! As a matter of fact, consuming less electricity means environmental conservation.

Air conditioner consume a lot of electricity. Of course it will be very difficult for one to turn off the air conditioner in a hot summer. However, there are still ways to consume less electricity. For example, you can turn on the air conditioner for an hour. And then you will turn it off for another hour. If it is at night, you can set the timer so that it turns off automatically after five hours. Of course this is assuming that you will sleep for eight hours!

Another appliance that will consume a lot of electricity is the TV. One of the thing you should do is to completely turn it off when you sleep. You should not turn it to standby mode instead. As a matter of fact, the standby mode of televisions can consume a lot of energy. Besides, there are people who "forget" to switch the TV off of before going to the bed. You should remember to turn it off before sleeping otherwise this will add a lot to your electricity bill.

Besides electricity, you should also try to save money on your water bill. You may think that it is very difficult to use less water. However, the fact is that there are a lot of ways to consume less water.

In most cases, you will use lots of water when you are taking baths or showers. As a result, you should try not to take baths or showers for very long time. Besides, you can also save the amount of water use when you are washing the food. A lot of people will not turn the faucet off when they are washing foods such as vegetables. However, you should turn it off when you do not need more water. You will find that you can save a lot by doing that.

Of course there are a lot of other ways to save money on your utility bills. Remember the key is to consume less and you will be able to save a lot if you can follow this rule of thumb.
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