Oct 20

Household Saving Tips – Personal Finance Help

Got Gas? – Part 3

Think of all the elements in your house that use Natural Gas to run. My folks have a gas stove, fireplace, furnace, hot water heater and a clothes dryer. I think they are need personal finance help if they want to reduce those costs. When they discover their budget one day, they’ll know if their gas bill is in line with what it should be compared to their income. I’ve sent them to our resource link for a comprehensive budget spreadsheet and other financial calculators, but they could also search google. Here are 3 quick gas saving tips you can implement in your home.

It’s Getting Hot In Here – I know you’ve heard the song. Don’t get to the point of wearing shorts at home in the dead of winter. To offer a simple bit of personal finance help you can use to lower your heating costs. Drop the thermostat setting by two degrees and you’ll save a around 5% on your gas bill.

Mmm Smells Fresh – Why does no one hang clothes out to dry. If your dryer is gas powered, you can save a lot of money by hanging your clothes on the line. I love this personal finance help tip as it relates to gas bills, because of the fresh smell it provides. If you your clothes become stiff, tumble them on low for five minutes.

I Burnt Myself Again – Have you ever burnt your hands when washing them or doing dishes? Think of all the things you use hot water for. I don’t believe your water should be so hot that you are unable to hold your hands under it with only mild discomfort. If it’s too hot to hold your hand under it, you water temperature is set too high and is costing you cash. My personal finance help tip regarding hot water heaters is change the setting so it’s not scalding, but is warm enough to get your dishes clean.

As a personal financial consultant, I’ve assisted many families reduce their overall costs. Their first step when receiving my personal finance help is to get their budget figured out. Simply doing this has often allowed them to allocate or free up hundreds of dollars a month. The next step is always to see where you can reduce expenses in other areas. In this case, I hope these tips will help you reduce your gas bill. Stay tuned for Part 4.



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