I’ve been trying to split back on our utility bill that I receive each month! I started by making little fluctuations in our quarterly routine enjoy turning the water off when I’m brushing our teeth, unplugging our phone from the outlet when it’s already charged, plus lowering the temperature control settings before I leave the house.
The first month I did this, I observed a slight drop in the utility bill, however it wasn’t much.
I wasn’t the best at remembering these fluctuations, so I decided to get our youngsters on board. I sat them all down plus asked them to make the same fluctuations with the water, electric, plus temperature control. I didn’t think our proposal through because our youngsters hastily got into the habit of lowering the temperature control before they left the house. I would lower the temperature a few degrees before I left for work, then our kid would lower it before he left for practice, plus then our kid would lower it again before he left for school! By the time I made it home, I was stepping into an icebox! Our furnace wasn’t running all day anymore, because the temperature control settings were so low. Instead of spiking the temperature up instantly, I’d adjust the temperature control a few degrees at a time. I feared that if I made a extreme change, the furnace would labor extra difficult to heat our home, causing our utility bill to rise. After this happened a few times, I asked our youngsters to only worry about the water plus electricity. I could handle the temperature control settings by myself.