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Tips For Cutting Your Energy Bills

by GuestPoster - August 17th, 2011.
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The cost of energy to heat and cool their homes as well as gasoline to power their cars is simply out of reach for many families these days and many people are searching for ways to save money on everything. Even the prices at the grocery store have at least doubled over the past year and a half. There’s little doubt that you’ve gotten much of a raise over the past year but at least you are a step ahead if you are employed. Sometimes it seems as though we are re-living the Great Depression suffered by millions of Americans in the 1930’s.

Fortunately we have some resources that they didn’t have back then. Just having a computer allows us to locate better bargains then what they had back then. Even those who don’t have a computer of their own can go to a local library and use the computers and internet services they have to offer for free and search the internet for additional ideas for saving money on your energy costs.

Under Floor Heating

Underfloor Heating Is An Efficient Way to Heat Your Home - Photo by Bryn Pinzgauer

You can find everything from furnishings to ceiling fans and floor tile at good prices in online stores all over the internet. There are even online warehouses that extend even better prices and services on to you. When it comes to cutting costs on heating and air conditioning, there are many things you can do to save yourself money that weren’t available in the 1930’s. It does not really matter whether you have under floor heating or a brand new HVAC system; there are things available these days to help you save money.

If you can afford to make the investment, replacing your windows will save you tons of money on your heating and air conditioning costs. If you can access the crawl space under your house you can easily add insulation there to keep your floors warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Of course adding additional insulation will hell but adding weather stripping is much cheaper and still saves money. You can even add a covering of plastic over your windows in winter to help keep the chill out.

Most people turn off lights and appliances when they are not in use, but unplugging them completely stops the usage of electricity. Using energy efficient appliances will absolutely save you on energy costs, but that also requires an investment. Keeping your car in excellent running condition will save you money on gasoline and will keep your car running much longer. This will save you the need to replace your car as often. Make sure you change your oil, and do all the required maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer. Keeping your tires properly inflated will make your tires last longer. You may even want to read more articles about saving energy in your home. You will find a wealth of tips and suggestions for helping you to save on heating and air conditioning costs. By making these efforts in your home and with your automobile will help you to save money.

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