You could unknowingly be throwing a lot of money away every month on inflated utility bills. Ryntal Property Management has compiled a list of some of the most expensive mistakes you could be making and tips to help cut down your monthly utility cost!
Switching from traditional incandescent light bulbs to a CFL or LED bulbs can save you a lot of money. This simple fix yields quite the return on your electric bill, as an incandescent bulb can use $180 worth of electric, while a CFL and LED bulb use around $30 to $41 worth of electricity during the same amount of time. If you haven’t already you should consider replacing every bulb in your home with one of these energy efficient designs and see how it impacts your monthly electric bill.
Ignoring a leaky faucet can lead to wasting thousands of gallons of water and hundreds of dollars on your water bill. No one wants to pay for water they are not using. Save water and your wallet, by fixing your leaky faucet right away.
Incorrect Air Filter Size
Incorrect sized or dirty air filters could be costing you more money than you realize. Not only will these issues cause your electric bill to rise, it can also lead to expensive problems within the A/C unit. Using clean and correct sized air filters can have a noticeable affect on your electric usage.
A/C Temperature and Air Vents
Utilizing a customizable thermostat could be a great investment if you want to save on your electric bill. Most thermostats have the schedule option, which allows you to set a cooler temperature when your home and shift to a more neutral temperature while the home is empty. Also, ensuring that all the air vents in your home are properly opened can help create an even airflow though your house, this will prevent one room from being hotter or colder than the others.
Over Watering the Yard
In Florida we are blessed with rain almost every day in the summer. Running a sprinkler system in the rainy season is not only wasting water but could be damaging the grass by over watering. We suggest periodically running the sprinklers while you are home to ensure they are preforming correctly when you are not home.