Utility bills, if you count, take a decent part of the monthly budget. Most of the time, we don’t even think about them. Fortunately, modern technology does not stand still. The use of new technologies in everyday life will help you reduce household expenses. You can find out how to do this from our article.
TIP ONE – STOP USING INCANDESCENT BULBS.
Have you ever thought that one fifth of the total amount of electricity spent on an apartment falls on light sources – chandeliers, floor lamps, sconces, etc. As a rule, Russians use incandescent lamps in all these light sources, forgetting that incandescent lamps are the most “gluttonous” types of lamps. And this alone is enough reason to replace all the lamps in the house with energy-saving ones that consume about three and a half times less electricity. But there are other reasons, for example, incandescent lamps cannot be used in chandeliers if there is a stretch ceiling in the room.
TIP TWO – CONTROL YOUR ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Does anyone in your household keep forgetting to turn off the lights when leaving the room? Don’t get into conflict over this. It is better to install presence and motion detection sensors, and the system itself will turn on and off the light source depending on whether there is a person in the room. Install spotlights in your home. It is quite possible to read a book before going to bed by the light of one light bulb from a bedside sconce, and for a session of evening TV viewing, a cozy floor lamp near the soft zone is quite enough, lighting the main chandelier for 3-5 lamps in such cases is completely optional. Finally, install multi-tariff meters, and your electricity costs spent between 11 pm and 7 am will be reduced by more than three times. By the way, if you have a multi-tariff meter, it will be useful to get used to running the washing machine at night.
TIP THREE – HEAT CONSUMPTION SHOULD BE REGULATED AS ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION.
Perhaps it will be news to someone that there are also meters for metering heat consumption. Their installation, as well as the installation of water meters, will allow the owners of the premises to really pay only for the heat that has entered the premises. And then the heat consumption can be regulated – manually shut off the batteries in the absence of the tenants’ house or install systems that do this automatically, mount heat reflectors behind the batteries, replace double-glazed windows and entrance doors in the apartment with more airtight ones, etc.
TIP FOUR – SAVE WATER
Perhaps the most difficult thing for a Russian person is to save water at home. We can’t force ourselves, in imitation of thrifty Europeans, to brush our teeth with the tap turned off, to cook without running water in the kitchen sink, and so on. But we can also use modern smart home systems to discipline us. So, we install a water consumption meter, and then the following devices: minimum nozzles-water flow regulators for the faucet and for the shower (halve the flow of water flowing out when the faucet is equally open), maximum – sensory faucets that turn on only when you bring your hands to them.
TIP FIVE – DISCHARGE THE EXCESSIVENESS.
Never be lazy to write to the relevant organizations refusals of services that you really do not need. Remember the last time you used your home landline phone to communicate? And how many channels out of 500 connected do your family watch? Now remember how much you pay monthly for these services just like that, and your laziness will disappear by itself.