July 1, 2013

Category: Money Management

Money Saving Tip: Save on your utilities this summer

Keep your cool this summer with these tips to save on your utilities: 

1. Think Energy Efficient: 

Switching to CFLs will use 25% of the energy of incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. Want to save even more? LEDs use as little as 10% of the energy and last up to 60 times longer than incandescent bulbs. 

2. Shower Smarter: 

Did you know that the average shower head uses 2.5 gallons of water a minute? Swap out your shower head for a low flow shower head can reduce the water flow by a gallon per minute, which can reduce consumption by up to 40% a year. 

3. Set your savings  

With a programmable thermostat you can set your thermostat to change at different times throughout the day based on your schedule. This way, you’re only using energy when it’s needed, keeping your utility bills low and your bank account up.  

What ways do you like to save during the summer months?