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5 Ways to Save Energy And Prevent High Utility Bills

Unpredictable weather can cause your utility expenses to change dramatically. One day it’s just a normal winter day, the next day it’s a polar vortex. How much have extreme weather impacted your bills? Below we’ve shared some key tips that we’ve collected from our customers to help save some money. These ideas are good for both cold and hot weather conditions.

Isn’t it time you put more money back into your wallet? Here are five ways to efficiently conserve energy in your home.

Dress for the season

Stock up on warmer clothing to wear around the house during cold, winter months. This will help you reduce your heating use. It’ll also give you an excuse to bust out those cool sweaters that you only get to wear once a year. During warmer weather, keep that thermostat at a comfortable setting and dress in cooler clothes.

Check your insulation

Adding insulation around your refrigerator and water heater can lead to long-term savings. These appliances consume the most energy in your home. Small adjustments like this can yield big savings on your utility bills. It’s also suggested that if you own or rent a home, have the insulation checked as well. The more you save, the more you can put into other areas of your life.

Apply weather stripping

Weather stripping is inexpensive and can save you money in the long run. Insufficient weather stripping can let air cut through the cracks. That’s money slipping through your front door! Reapplying weather stripping can save you hundreds of dollars each year.

Use your dishwater less frequently

Your dishwasher can use a lot of energy and water. Try to only use your dishwasher when you have a full load of dishes to clean. This will prevent unnecessary water usage.  

Practice placing dishes inside the dishwasher to get the most out of your cycle. Put bowls and cups on the top rack and larger items on the bottom rack. Sometimes the angle makes all the difference and you can actually fit more dishes when they’re slanted.

Unplug appliances

Even when you’re not using your plugged electronics or appliances, they’re still taking up energy and adding to your utility bills. Invest in power strips that reduce your energy output or simply unplug these items when they’re not being used. You’ll surely see a difference in your electricity bill at the end of the month.


Simple changes can make a huge difference on your utility bills each month. Plus, not only will you save some green but you’ll also be going green and helping the environment. If you find yourself in a situation where your utility bills are higher than you expected, let us help you stay connected. Visit a Sun Loan location near you and let’s get you started!