If you’re an Erath County area homeowner, you may already be aware of how high your home’s utility bill can get due to some light and water wasting habits. However, making a few small changes to your daily routine can significantly decrease the amount you spend on water, gas and heat each month.
Water is an element most often overused in the home. Water wastefulness has become common as showers get longer and water is left running while washing dishes or brushing your teeth. Installing an aerator into your kitchen faucet and shower head will increase water pressure without using additional water. You can also make it a habit to cut down on your shower time and turn off your faucet when washing dishes. These small changes will make a large contribution to decreasing water waste.
Investing in compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), will greatly decrease your Erath County area’s light bill. It is estimated that one CFL uses 75 percent less energy than a standard incandescent light bulb. CFL’s also have a much larger lifespan. Another way to decrease your light usage is to make it a habit to always turn off the lights in rooms that are not being occupied. This small habit will make a big change in the long run.
Finally, turning down your thermostat when you are at work or at nighttime will greatly reduce your gas bill. Reducing your gas consumption by as little as one or two degrees is sure to save you money in the long run. Reducing hot water heater temperatures is another way to make a dent in your home’s gas bill.
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