10 Tips To Reduce Your Utility Bills

tips to reduce your utility bills

Utility bills can really pile up. It doesn’t help that electricity prices in Australia are higher than they’ve ever been! We could all do with a few tips and new ideas to reduce energy and water bills to save some money.

Here are 10 easy and practical money saving tips that everyone can use.

  1. Install LED light bulbs, they’re 4 times more efficient than the old incandescent bulbs.
  2. Use cold water to wash your clothes and wash a full load. Air dry the laundry on the line, don’t use a tumble dryer.
  3. Turn off the lights! If you’re not in the room, the light doesn’t need to be on.
  4. Reduce shower time to 5 minutes. You can save a small fortune over a year in electricity and water bills.
  5. Switch off all your unused electrical devices and power strips. This really adds up.
  6. Turn down the temperature on your hot water heater.
  7.  Go easy on the air conditioner – rather use curtains, blinds and natural ventilation to control the temperature.
  8. Find the best deals from energy providers, shop around don’t and get ripped off.
  9. Ensure you have an insulated ceiling as it makes a huge difference to your energy bills.
  10. Make sure your fridge seals are working, leaky seal waste a lot of energy.

If you’re having trouble keeping up with your utility bills, reach out to the team at Wonder Loans for a small loan. We can try to help you get ahead of those expenses, so you can stop stressing about keeping the lights on!