8 Ways to Cut Utilities in San Diego

Here are 8 ways to cut your utility bill this San Diego weather:

1) Crank Her Down and Layer Up

Turning your thermostat down by only 2 degrees will end up saving you $180 per year on your energy bill. 

2) Low-Flow is the Way to Go

A low-flow shower head requires less water and needs less heat to warm the water, not to mention the money you will save. 

3) Clean those Coils

Simply cleaning the condenser coils on your fridge can save you money and increast efficiency. If you are in the market for a new fridge, look for an energy star model.

4) Fix that Filter

Cleaning/changing your furnance filter every two months can increaste its effciency by 50%.

5) Caulk those Cracks

Micro cracks in the edges of your windows can cause some serious inefficiencies. Caulk those cracks and get rid of those drafts. You will conserve heat and save money.

6) Pull the Plug and Save

Did you know that when your electronics are plugged in they are using electricity? Even when you aren't using them! What's the solution? Pull the plug. If you unplug your electronics when you aren't using them, you can save $75 a year. Be sure to shut down your computer too.

7) Get Smart with Your Lighting

Replace your light bulbs with CFL or LED. You will save energy with the lower wattage it takes to power the bulb. Incandescent bulbs give off 90% of their energy as heat.

8) Adjust Door Threshold

If you can see daylight under your door, that means you are losing heat that you paid for. Most thresholds have 4 or 5 screws that let you adjust the height to eliminate a gap and put more money in your pocket. 

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