Welcome to Tips for Saving Money on Summer Bills Pt. 1
1. Turn Up or Turn Off the Air Conditioning
Almost half the energy used in your home goes toward heating and cooling. Even making small adjustments, such as turning up your air conditioning by only one degree, can make a huge difference. For each degree you reduce your air conditioning, it’s estimated you’ll save 3 percent on your utility bills.
2. Get Creative With Summer Camps
Many cities and municipalities run affordable summer camps through their recreation department, community center, or YMCA. Call your city government or township office to find out what types of camps are available. The length of the camp determines its cost, so be sure to carefully consider whether half days or full days are most practical. If any summer camp you’re interested in is too expensive, inquire to see if grants are available.
3. Don’t Water the Grass
The downside to sprinklers is that they use a lot of water. With more areas of the country facing droughts or mild water shortages, sprinklers are increasingly frowned upon for wasting resources. According to CBS, Americans are the world’s biggest water users, and 36 states will face water shortages in the next three years. It’s estimated that 50 percent to 70 percent of U.S. residential water is used on landscaping. You will greatly reduce your home’s water bill simply by not watering your grass everyday.
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