If you’re buying a new refrigerator, remember that top mounted freezers are cheaper to operate than side-by-sides, and don’t buy more refrigerator than you need. Automatic ice makers add about $200 to the initial cost of a refrigerator, cost about … Continued
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Be cool. Using cold water only can save you 90% of the cost of washing your clothes. Disconnect the hot water hose.
If you’ve got a decent sized family, hanging your clothes out to dry can save you $40 a month in electricity.
Every load of wash uses between 25 and 50 gallons of water. The same is true of your dishwasher. And you shouldn’t need to soak or pre-wash dishes unless the food is burned or otherwise stuck on. By the way, … Continued
You don’t need to run the water while you’re shaving or brushing your teeth, so turn it off whenever you can.
Try to water your lawn between 6 and 8 AM. That minimizes evaporation.
Put your water on restriction. Low-flow showerheads can save a family up to $200 per year by reducing water flow by up to 50%.
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