Enormous Energy Bill? A Few Easy Tips to Cut Your Monthly Expenses

Monthly utility bills are a necessity that you have to pay. There are times during the year when it seems like the utility bills are less expensive because you don’t use as many large appliances and systems in the home, such as the air conditioner or the heating system. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can use to cut your monthly expenses and keep your utility bills low throughout the entire year.

Insulate

Trap the heat or air that you’re using in the home instead of letting it escape by adding insulation. Common areas to add insulation are the attic and the basement. If the walls of the home are thin, you can add insulation there as well. You can often use spray foam insulation instead of tearing down walls or creating a mess using materials with fiberglass insulation.
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Worried about Your Carbon Footprint? 4 Tips to Keep It Low

If you take one look at the weather forecast, it’s clear that global warming is a very real issue. Sure, there is an ongoing debate on Capitol Hill about it. Between its validity, costs and solutions, global warming is a hot-button political subject. However, while they debate on the Hill about it, you need to be proactive and do something about your carbon footprint. As you decrease your carbon footprint, you can make a difference. Consider these four ways to keep your carbon footprint low.

Water Usage

There are a few things to consider when it comes to water usage. If you’re one of those people who throws a towel in the washing machine and lets it run, stop doing that. Only wash full loads of laundry. When it’s time to take a shower, don’t let it run for ten minutes before you get inside. That wastes a lot of water. Consider implementing a timed shower routine.

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