Have you ever realized how cutting on utility consumption could help you keep extra cash? The money you save can go a long way. Think of your kid's educational plan, a family vacation at a resort, or simply a spa at the end of the month. It would be fantastic, right? In this article, you'll learn about simple ways on how to cut down on your utility bills.


Your mom had always told you to turn the lights off and unplug all electrical appliances which are not being used. She may have already told you too, that even if some appliances are not being used, they can continue to consume electricity unless you pull out their plugs. Now, did you know that there are other things you can do to save on electricity? If you didn't, here's a good rundown.

For one, when you are about to buy any appliance especially refrigerators, furnaces, and air conditioners, check their energy efficiency. Naturally, you should pick the ones which are the most efficient.

Two, you should always keep your appliances clean. If they need some tuning up, then call an expert to do the job or tune them yourself (if you have the know-how). Once in a while, spend time vacuuming refrigerator coils. If you help them work properly, they can lessen energy consumption.

If you have the hookups needed, you'd better use gas dryer rather than an electric one. It may be a little pricier up front, but it can save you cash along the way because you'd lessen your energy consumption.

Some electric companies offer cost-saving programs. They may have some off-load management and off-hour rate plans. Enrolling in them may save you quite a good amount of electricity cost. Give your electric company a call and ask about these programs.


Depending on the area you are living in, there can be a significant need in conserving water. If you live in the state where there's no water problem, it doesn't mean that you shouldn't conserve though. Doing your small part in protecting and preserving this natural resource can go a long way-not only for your own monetary benefit but for the whole world too.

Interestingly, the major waste of water often happens right outside your home. People can just be so careless when they water their plants, trees, and shrubbery. They don't only over water them, they also water them the wrong time.

You see, when you water your garden in the heat of the sun, you actually let your money evaporate! It is best to water the plants early in the morning or late evening. This way, the water will stay where it's supposed to. Check your hoses too. If they have leaks, repair or replace them.

In the house, always make sure that the plumbing is working right. Leaks can waste a lot of gallons of water daily so it's important that all your pipes are properly sealed.

Cutting on utility consumption actually requires simple efforts on your part. If you are willing to take action, you can surely keep extra cash for your other needs and wants.

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Author's Bio: 

Dan Cavalli, an Australian businessman and Author. He is an entrepreneur and expert on small-business success and has a published International selling book: ‘Blueprint for Making Millions’.

Dan specializes in the creation of businesses and building them to full potential fast. His most noted success in business was where he started his first business from zero and built it to $140 million in 18 months. He has repeated similar results over the years and he now teaches people how he builds businesses extraordinarily fast with effective sales and marketing techniques. Visit Dan's blog at http://www.startingabusinessnow.com