Saturday, May 11, 2013

Compare and Save

I recently decided to get a hold on my finances.With my new position that I secured through the use of recruitment agencies I've been able to really hit my debts hard and move to a more financially secure future. 
I've paid down my high interest credit card bills, started to set some monthly savings goals and have even looked into more affordable auto insurance policies. The next area I am going to tackle is my energy costs. 

I’ve done all the research….I’m a big fan of websites that use video marketing like the work produced by Swoon Video Production in Auckland to find tips on how to  save on my energy costs and have come up with some great tips I've shared with my friends and family. Some of my top tips I’ll share with you right now!  The first thing I did was to switch out my energy guzzling incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent  just switching one of these bulbs will save me about thirty five dollars in energy cost over the projected ten year life of the bulb. Yes you read that right, imagine not having to buy bulbs for ten years and saving some money to boot! 
One of the most important tips I've learned is to compare energy suppliers.  Depending on your area you could save up to a whopping fifteen percent on your energy cost just by comparing suppliers. It’s an easy process, and one great place to start is by using Yourselect Power Company Comparison. This is a great site that helps you to decode your energy bill and find the best supplier for your consumption needs. It’s all about saving, saving, saving. And this is the first step in getting those energy costs down to a reasonable rate.
 Another simple energy tip is to close the blinds, especially in the hottest part of the day. It’s a simple thing to do to keep those rooms cooler and not stress the air conditioner in the warmer months. In the cooler months don’t forget to use insulated curtains to keep the warmth in and cold out.
 One of the great tips I've learned is to zap the electricity sucking vampire! Unplug those charging adapters and appliances that you don’t use on a daily basis. These standby power cords account for an astonishing five to ten percent of your household electricity use! Yikes talk about wasting money!