Having problems with rising monthly bills, or looking to reduce your impact on the environment? Here are some tips on how to change your lifestyle to something more economically and environmentally suitable.
Switch to Tankless
A storage-type water heater uses up plenty of energy to keep your water hot all the time, whether you are using it or not. Switch to a tankless water heater, and you can enjoy hot water on demand instead.
Some companies in Utah can install your tankless water heater for you such as All Hours Plumbing and HVAC.
Do not Use a Dishwasher
Dishwashers use too much water and energy. Instead, wash your dishes by hand. This is especially important if you live alone or with a small family. You can even alternate the chore if you have kids or roommates.
Don’t Use Your Car
As a follow-up to reducing car wash frequency, avoid using your car too often. Take public transportation, walk, or bike to work, whichever is more reasonable. If you must use your car, ask your office buddies to carpool with you and split the commuting costs.
You can schedule alternating with workmates who have cars too.
Improve Your Home’s Insulation
Investing in better insulation can significantly reduce your heating and cooling bills.
If your closet is full of clothes you never wear, you are shopping too hard. Pay off your credit cards and leave only one, for emergencies and for maintaining your credit score. Avoid walking or driving by stores that typically tempt you.
Stop browsing online shops all the time. That is not just tempting; it is counterproductive.
Cook Your Own Food
It is healthier, you can watch your diet more effectively, it usually tastes better, you can be sure it is clean, and you can carry it in reusable containers. The bonus, of course, is that you can cut your meal expenses by half.
There are many ways to reduce your monthly bills and also help the environment. Some of them may require a considerable investment but look at the benefits they can deliver in the long term, and you will thank yourself later.