What factors effect your utility bill aside from the company to which you send the bill every month? If you have recently moved into a new place, you may find out first-hand what factors have the biggest effect on your pocket bill when it comes to your home’s utilities. There are a lot of factors which you should be aware of so that your utility bills can remain as low as possible!
Drafty doors and windows are a huge factor when it comes to your electric bill; especially in the summer. If you notice a draft escaping through a door or window, draft guards are cheap and make for an efficient way to prevent your air conditioner from working overtime and also from driving up your electric bill. Another factor relating to the climate control in your home is your air vent. Each vent in your home should be free of dust and debris which may build up over time so that air can flow through your home freely and cool/heat your space efficiently.
If you are moving into an apartment, the floor that you’ll be living on also can affect your electric bill. If you will be moving into a top floor unit, you may be free from noisy foot traffic from neighbors, but at the expense of losing the insulation that comes from living below another apartment. Apartment units which are more centralized benefit from the added insulation provided by neighboring units which cuts down on the power needed to keep temperatures inside at a comfortable level.
If you have a freezer with an automatic ice maker, you should consider NOT using it. The gears which operate the ice maker have to work harder than you may realize considering the freezing temperature inside your icebox. Opting for ice trays is a cost efficient way to make ice cubes and can save you cash on your utility bill which is always good!
Saving money is always a good thing! If you are looking to move soon, hire movers who can provide cost efficient moving services for you. The best way to save money on hiring movers is to hire a reputable company which capable full-time crewmembers on staff who know how to move you quickly to save you time and money!