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Clever Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill in 2022

There are effective ways to shave money off your energy bill every month, without giving up any of your daily comforts. Continue reading to get started!

Don’t wash clothes in hot water. Nearly one third of the energy needed to wash a load of laundry goes into producing the heat. If you choose to wash your clothes in warm or cold water, you could lower your per-load energy usage and save money each month.   

Adjust the temperature on your refrigerator. Your fridge is running all the time, making it one of the biggest drivers of energy usage in your home. Experts recommend raising the temperature of your fridge to 40 degrees, which keeps your food chilled properly and allows for optimal efficiency.

Use smart power strips. These power strips will assess your electricity usage and automatically disable things that are not required at the moment. For example, if you turn off the TV, a smart strip will switch off power to anything else connected to your TV – saving energy and money. 

Purchase energy-efficient appliances. If you are in the market for a new washer, dishwasher, or water heater, buy an energy-efficient model to yield long-term savings. Click here for a guide on selecting the right appliances for your home.

Now that you have a plan to lower your energy costs, what are you going to do with the money you will save? We are here to help! Discover a variety of savings options available to you at SeaComm, including regular savings, money market accounts, certificates and more. Click here, call us at (800) 764-0566 or stop by your nearest SeaComm branch location – our goal is to help you live your best financial life.

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