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Reduce Your Heating Bill by Adding a Sweater

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reduce-your-heating-bill-by-adding-a-sweatersource: somarj

Now is the perfect time for a quick rant:

Why do my son and husband wear light weight clothes in winter and then turn on the heat? Or, wear heavy clothes in summer and complain they’re hot? Don’t they realize it’s a lot cheaper to put on temperature appropriate clothing than use the fan or heater?

Apparently not.

And, though I haven’t actually taken a survey, I think that this is pretty common in many homes.  People either wake up in the morning and wear whatever is most attractive without thought for the weather or they wear what is comfortable in the morning and don’t change as the temperature fluctuates throughout the day. Either way, they give no thought to dressing for the weather.

No more!

For now on, I will not be accepting any requests for turning on heaters or fans from people wearing inappropriate clothing.  You want to be comfortable?  First change your clothes.  Afterwards, if you are still too hot or too cold, then we will discuss it.

If they are annoyed with me, I don’t care. I’m betting my next utility bill will provide me with all the comfort I need.

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5 Ways To Save On Your Water Bill

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5-ways-to-save-on-your-water-billsource: The Skint Dad Blog

When I lived in the United States I never used to think about how much water we used.  Now that we live in the Middle East, where water is always in short supply, I think about it often. As a result I’ve come up with a few ways to save money on the water bill.

Here are 5 Tips For Using Less Water:

1) Wet, Wash and Rinse. Showers are big water guzzlers. To economize, don’t run the water any longer than you need to. Instead, after you wet your body turn off the water. Don’t turn it on again until your done washing and are ready to rinse.

2) Wash Dishes the Frugal Way. First soak the dishes for about 10 minutes. Then scrub and stack on the side. When a small stack is ready to be rinsed, turn on the water and quickly run them through. Be careful not to let the dishes sit so long that the soap begins to harden.

3) Purchase Water Saving Appliances. The next time you’re in the market for a new washing machine or dishwasher, be sure to check out the water saving models.  We did this with our washing machine and now we save substantial amounts in our monthly utility bills.

4) Never Let The Water Run. Whether you’re washing your hands, brushing your teeth, or mopping the kitchen floor, be sure not to let the faucet stay on.

5) No More Drips and Runs. A dripping sink and running toilet wastes water fast. Don’t procrastinate. Get them fixed right away.

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