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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Cutting Household Bills

There are many methods of going about cutting your household bills and here we will discuss some ways you can save too.

You may not be familiar with this, but if you use the same family of companies for phone, cell phone, internet, and cable you can have it all on one monthly bill and get a good percentage off retail price.

Programable thermostat
Many have thought of it, but have you gone out and bought one yet? Heating your home is not cheap, and by programming the temperature and time you can save a lot of money.

Energy efficient appliances
The initial cost can be expensive, but for the long term you will save an amount of money that is way over what extra you paid for the appliances. If an appliance breaks or needs to be replaced go for the best energy-efficient one.

Seal up the house and insulation
Make sure your home does not have places where air can escape. Also, put some extra insulation in and these will help your home stay warmer in the winter.

Turn off the lights
An oldie, but a goodie. Simple to do and every little bit of energy counts.

Unplug your cell phone charger
Leaving your charger in can really suck up electricity so remember to unplug it when charging is done.

Seal your refrigerator
You refrigerator is always running so it consumes a lot of energy. Clean the coils underneath and make sure the seal is good.

Keep a bare bones land phone line
A regular phone line costs very little these days. Do not sign up for long distance or any other bells and whistles. Take incoming calls on your land line and make outgoing calls on your cell phone.

Family Cell Phone Plans
Many already know this, but you can save a lot by having your entire family on one plan.


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