In light of recent events, a lot of our residents are spending more time at home. We’ve compiled a few tips for you to ensure that your utility bill stays as low as possible during quarantine!
- Turn off all lights when not in use.
Did you know that using one single lightbulb can cost you up to $20 per year if burned consistently? Take a look around your home and notice how many lights are on at one given time. Ask yourself which lights are serving a purpose, and which are not. If you decide a light doesn’t need to be on, switch it off to conserve energy. You can even opt to open windows and blinds for natural light at no cost to you!
- Wait to wash dishes till you have a full load.
The average dishwasher uses approximately 6 gallons of water per cycle, meaning each wash costs about 20 cents. This can add up quickly (especially in a quarantine), so be smart about your next wash!
- Ask yourself: Do I really need to turn up the heat/AC?
We all know it’s important to be comfortable in your home but being too comfortable all day long can cost you a lot more than anticipated. Opt to pile on the blankets, open a window, or even start a fire to regulate the temperature in the room!
You can find more tips for keeping costs low here.