How to save on energy bills

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How to save on energy bills

Post by ryanvarel » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:26 am

What is the best way for me to save on energy bills, such as my heating and utility bills? It seems like they go up 10% per year and I need to save abnd reduce the costs. Thanks

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Re: How to save on energy bills

Post by Admin » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:52 am

ryanvarel wrote:What is the best way for me to save on energy bills, such as my heating and utility bills? It seems like they go up 10% per year and I need to save abnd reduce the costs. Thanks
I always recommend Programmable Thermostats to save on heating bills. They cost about $50, are simple to install, and can save you 10-20% on heating bills.
http://www.helpwithheatingbills.com/htm ... help_.html

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insulate water heater to save on energy bills

Post by chrissy.cassidy » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:35 pm

throw some insulation on your water heater to save on energy bills. You lose so much heat and energy thru the water pipes. I did this and my bill went down several dolalrs per month. Every little bit helps.

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Re: insulate water heater to save on energy bills

Post by lizkennedy » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:23 pm

chrissy.cassidy wrote:throw some insulation on your water heater to save on energy bills. You lose so much heat and energy thru the water pipes. I did this and my bill went down several dolalrs per month. Every little bit helps.
Also, try the free heating oil from OilHeat program. You can get it in NY, PA, NH, MA, and many other states

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Re: How to save on energy bills

Post by chrissyk » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:29 pm

use a programmable thermostat they save and are easy to install.

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Re: How to save on energy bills

Post by maq11 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:45 pm

turn of your lights when you go office and also your computer,and also use some insolen tubes who makes your water.if you use these type of tubes they remain your water hot and reduce your bill

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Re: How to save on energy bills

Post by bluegourami3 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:59 am

If you own your house, try to access your attic and see how much insulation is up there, I re-insulated my attic, also insulating between the joists in the basement if they are open, this helps keep the cold air from coming through to the first floor. On a cold day, go around your windows and doors with your hands and feel for cold are seeping through, either caulk these areas or buy weatherstripping and apply this. Also, in the winter if windows are not that great get shrink wrap plastic kits and apply those to windows. And make sure you turn off all appliances not being in use at that time. Lights, computer and such. Wear extra clothing and get through blankets to bundle up in when watching TV. By doing these little things you can shave off alot of money off your bill, while my neighbors pay about 300 per month, I keep mine at a steady 100.00 per month.

Also, check the website of your provider on electricity and they usually have tips on how to save and what steps to take to get those savings with projects I named above.

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