You’ve probably noticed that your gas and electricity bills have been more expensive than usual this year. At least if you haven’t done anything to change this yet. Sometimes, in addition to increasing prices, there are certain things you do that can end up significantly increasing what you pay. The worst of all is that you can’t handle it, which is normal. There are some measures that cost nothing to implement and that will help you save a lot every month on your electricity, water and gas bills.
This way you save a lot of money every month on electricity, water and gas!
If you’re looking for ways to reduce costs, there are many simple steps you can take to lower your energy bills, from turning off the lights to doing your laundry in a cost-effective way. However, it is clear that some are more efficient than others. Still, if you do everything we say in this article you will see savings that combined can reach up to 25% or more on your monthly bills. It’s very significant. Don’t forget that grain by grain the chicken fills its crop. And isn’t it good to have more money in your wallet every month, instead of paying huge bills?
Using the dishwasher
Dishwashers may consume electricity, but they save more energy, money, water and time than washing dishes by hand. Although it may seem strange, studies reveal that using the dishwasher will save water and time and in practice translates into 40 Euros less per year on the water bill.
Hot drying cycle
Did you know that you can not use the hot drying cycle on your dishwasher? Not all machines have this option but some do. If this is your case, save a lot on your electricity bill. So start air drying. Drying dishes outdoors can reduce dishwasher energy consumption by 15% to 50%.
Load the machine well
To save electricity and even water, you really have to use things properly. Repeating loads won’t help, especially if the dishes aren’t clean. For example, you should place plates on the bottom shelf, glasses on the top shelf and glasses upside down. Pans and other large objects must be washed separately.
Use a smarter bulb
If you haven’t yet switched to LED lighting, now is the time. Even if all that remains is to “migrate” a lamp. LED bulbs consume at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. This equates to big savings over time.
Turn off the oven a little earlier
If you turn off the oven earlier it will still release enough heat to finish whatever you are cooking and you will save electricity. This tip works for most dishes, although there are some exceptions.
Keep your oven closed
Every time you open an oven door while cooking, the internal temperature drops. The oven then has to use more electricity to raise the temperature again. To save electricity, look out the window and rely on the oven light instead of opening the door.
Take care of your dryer
Dryers consume approximately 6% of a home’s total electricity consumption. You can help your dryer work more efficiently by keeping it clean, and emptying the lint filter after each load is one of the most important things you can do to stop a dryer from working harder than necessary.
Housewife cleanup lints and dirt from tumble dryer filter. Clothes dryer lint filter that is covered with lint. Taking the lint out from dirty air filter of the dryer machine before use the machine.
Use cold water
Start using cold water when washing clothes. Why? Because 90% of the electricity used to wash a load goes to heating water. Just by changing this you can save around 63 Euros per year.
It is very important to have all the ingredients you will need to cook on hand, preferably already cut, before turning on the stove.
Another important thing if you have the opportunity is to cook in a pressure cooker. This way you not only save time but also energy!
There is another important detail that you should pay attention to. Cover pots and pans whenever cooking to prevent loss of heat from the stove.
Furthermore, only cook with the water you need and reuse it at the end.