With the condition of the economy these days it is vital that we all learn to save the most amount of money we can and be super frugal because if we are not we can easily lose track of our budget and end up in the deep end. So what is the first step, well there are many. Here we are going to give you the top 3 tips for conserving energy and making the most of this down trodden economy.
Tip number 1.
Never let the tap run while you are brushing teeth, this may not sound like energy related, but trust me it takes money and energy to get water to your place. When you leave the tap running while brushing your teeth or while washing the dishes, you are essentially not only wasting water but money and energy as well. So always remember to use a cup in the bathroom, fill it with water, place it to the side and then dip the brush in it. Brush your teeth then rinse your mouth with the water. Never leave the tap running. If you are washing your face, keep the stream on low.
When it comes to washing dishes, the worst thing you can do is wash them under running water, studies show that people use up to 5 times as much water during running taps then while filling the sink up. Always fill the sink up, fill it with washing liquid ans wash the dishes in there. Then fill the other sink with fresh water and dip the scrubbed dishes in that second sink for a rinse and then wipe clean with towel. This is the best way to conserve both water and energy.
Keep extra lights off. So many times in houses people leave their lights on and then wonder why their energy bills are so high. Well you should always keep your extra lights off. Unless you are leaving the house and want to make it look like it’s busy to avoid break ins. Always leave extra lights off. You can do this by making it a habit, every time you see an extra light turned on you can remember this article and turn it off. Pretty soon you will only be using the light energy that is needed. This wills save not only a lot of energy, but a lot of money in the long run.
Keep your fridge on the lowest setting. Remember it is a fridge not a freezer. If you put the cold setting too high, or low I should say. You are cooling the food to a pointlessly low temperature. And fridges use some of the highest energy from house hold devices possible. they are very energy consuming so this is s very important tip to remember. Most fridges settings can easily be changed, if yours cant then chances are you have an outdated fridge and that is bad news, because those are the biggest energy and money guzzlers out there. Get yourself a new fridge trust me you will think yourself for it. It is much cheaper in the long run and more importantly energy efficient. We will bring you more tips later but for now stick to these and you will see a big difference in your home and in your life. Take care until next time.