How to Lower Your Utility Bills With 5 Instant Solutions

by Sarah Solanski | Last Updated: November 2, 2020

These 5 instant tips on how to lower your utility bills will not only help you save money but will also conserve energy.

close up of a home electric meterYou get a double advantage!

You help reduce energy consumptions to protect our environment while also protecting your checkbook from skyrocketing utility bills.

To save money on utility bills you just need to make some minimal changes in your daily routine.

These small changes will make a big difference in your ability to cut energy bills will help you save big money.

How To Lower Your Utility Bills

1. Change To Energy Efficient Bulbs

Simply using LED light bulbs in your home will provide you with a very noticeable change in your electric bill costs. They do cost just a bit more at first, but they last an exceptionally long time!

In addition, the energy-efficient LED light bulbs are brighter than the old inefficient incandescent bulbs. Another cost saver is that one LED bulb will usually replace 2 or more older conventional light bulbs.

2. Review and Turn Off Modern Energy Gulping Appliances.

We are so used to living in a world of technology that we often overlook the vast number of appliances that are constantly drawing electricity.

Televisions, coffee pots, computers, fans, etc.

Many people turn on the TV and then leave the room. Some use it as background noise while not really watching it. How often do you see a pot of coffee from the morning still warming coffee in the afternoon that is just going to be thrown out?

Most people have developed a habit of never turning off their computers. A simple change to habit and shutting your computer off at night will make a significant reduction in your electric bill.

3. Multi-Tasking – One or the Other

Just about everyone is on their phone while watching TV. Think about how many times you have done this yourself over the last year. Try turning off the TV when you are surfing. It is just background noise anyway isn’t it? When you are doing both at the same time, your focus is limited. Plus, you are wasting energy by trying to do both at the same time.

4. Control the Thermostat

Did you know that people are keeping their thermostats lower in the summer and higher in the winter? Just 2 degrees in either direction will help you save money on utility bills. Yes, cranking down the thermostat in summer does feel refreshing when you want to cool down when you first come in from outside. The cost to do so is expensive. Try a cold drink first and acclimate to the temperature. In winter, drink some hot chocolate or hot tea.

Putting less stress on the air conditioner and/or furnace helps it last longer and requires less power. An easy way to lower your utility bills.

5. Consider Upgrading Appliances

If you have older appliances, they are energy hogs. The appliances being made today are designed to use less energy than older models.

Yes, you have a large expense upfront to buy energy-efficient appliances, but it is the fastest and easiest way to save on utility bills.

These newer energy-efficient appliances will pay for themselves in the money you save on your utility bills.

Gas appliances will no longer have a pilot light constantly burning. Think water heater, stove, fireplace. Washer, dryers, and even dishwashers now use less water and have optimized cycles to save energy. Coffee pots have auto shut-offs. Smartphones are replacing clock radios.

Ways To Save On Utility Bills

ways to save on utility bills - stack of bills on a desk spindleHow to lower your utility bills and save money on utility bills is as simple as making a few small changes. You do not have to sacrifice comfort or walk around with flashlights.

Technological advances have made saving energy easy.

We must do our part and not increase our utility bills from increased usage because of this convenience.

Small changes can add up to big savings without affecting your lifestyle at all.

Why not lower your utility bills by implementing all or at least 2 of these 5 tips on how to lower your utility bills and save money on all your utility bills?

Sarah Solanski is a wife, mother, and grandmother of 4 grandbabies. Since becoming a grandmother, Sarah has been on a journey to improve the quality of life for all people. To eat healthier, live happier, and build lasting relationships. To make the world a little better.