Tips to Cut Home Utility Bills - Energy Tips

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Tips to Cut Home Utility Bills - Energy Tips.  So how do you make a difference in your energy and utility bills going forward?  First you should consider doing an energy assessment of your home's energy use.  How to do this energy assessment?  Hiring an energy auditor through your own electric company is one way to go.  The auditor money from energy tips in ri real estatecan take thermal imaging of your home to show areas where the warm air is escaping.  Then the auditor can recommend energy effective solutions to improve your energy usage.  Go to the Department of Energy web site for more energy tips but for now use these as follows:

- Wash your clothes in cold water
- Do FULL loads of laundry and dishes to avoid wasting energy and water
- Clean the dryer lint filter after EVERY laundry load to improve air circulation, speed drying and eliminate the chance of dryer fire.
- Take showers instead of baths and install low flow shower heads in all showers
- Fix leaky faucets around the house.  Install water saving faucet attachments
- Install energy efficient light bulbs
- Bring more natural light into your home through windows and skylights, reducing the need for artifical lighting during the day
- Turn off appliances or lights not in use
- Unplug block type chargers ( i.e. laptop or cell phone) when not in use.  Remember that your charging device is still using electricity if it is plugged in
- Turn desktop computers off when not in use for extended periods of time
- Get a programmable thermostat and have it installed.  Don't heat or cool space at a stay at home temperature when you are not home!
Make good energy changes in your home living style today and start saving some bigger change (kaching $$). Christmas is coming is it not?!
 A public service post brought to you by your waterfront Rhode Island real estate Realtor, Ginny GormanTips to Cut Home Utility Bills - Energy Tips.


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Jeff Dowler CRS
Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
Solutions Real Estate

Great list, Ginny. There are so many things one can do.

Another suggestion - run your major appliances at off hours, based on the hours provide by your utility company. As an example, we can save alot of electricity in San Diego County if we run the DW, W and D before 10 am and after 6, and our power company provides credits if you sign up for saving power on certain days. Great incentive, and it's good for everyone, especially when it's hot an AC is running everywhere.


September 25, 2012 10:00 PM
Nestor & Katerina Gasset
Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
International Properties and Investments LLC

Hello Ginny,I just love all the great tips you posted here.I will definitely share this with my girlfriends.Thanks for this great feature.Keep being the best North Kingstown Short Sale Agent. 

September 26, 2012 04:41 AM
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

It's amazing what just a few small changes or habits can do to save a lot of money, great tips!

September 26, 2012 07:46 AM
Petra Norris
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.

I always enjoy reading your post! It's always helpful and essential to our daily life.Thanks for this! Stay the best North Kingstown Short Sale Agent. 

September 26, 2012 08:50 AM
Bas Panch
SCV Home Buyer

Hi Ginny,

These are great tips! I'll definitely be trying them out. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work as a top North Kingstown short sale agent!

September 27, 2012 07:09 PM

Ginny Lacey Gorman

Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
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