Tips for National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to save some money in 2019, cutting back on some regular expenses could be a great place to start. With January 10th being National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, Edison Insurance Company would like to provide some tips to help you save some money on your utility bills.

Cut cooling costs:
Living in Florida, we spend a large amount of energy keeping our homes cool. If you do not have one already, consider switching to a programmable thermostat which you can adjust when you are not going to be.

With all the gadgets we use it should come as no surprise we are spending more and more on electricity to keep all our devices charged or running. Because we have become accustomed to having these items on and charging, sometimes we will leave them plugged in. As difficult as it might be to remember, try to unplug items when they are not in use. This will cut off “phantom” usage which can save you some money on your next electric bill.

As always, you should turn your lights off when leaving a room or your home. It is also recommended to switch out regular incandescent bulbs with LED or CFL lights which will last longer and require less energy to run.

Save water:
According to the EPA, the average American family uses over 300 gallons of water per day at home. Consider lowering your water usage by turning off the water while you brush your teeth, reduce your shower duration, and only run full loads of laundry and dishes. Just these few changes can save over 200 gallons of water a month, which can also save you some money on your utility bill.

We hope you can you these simple tricks to help save some money on your next utility bill while at the same time reducing your carbon footprint. For more tips, click here.

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