What you eat affects how much money you spend on food AND how much money you spend on healthcare. In the US, red meat consumption accounts for $20 billion in healthcare costs. Reducing your red meat consumption can improve your health and save you up to $750 per year in food costs!
The average US adult spends $1,300 per year on food that they ultimately throw away! That means 30-40% of all food expenses just go straight to the landfill. Strategies for smart shopping and storage can reduce this wasted cost at grocery stores and restaurants. And be sure to eat your leftovers!
If you’re buying beer for a house party, is it cheapest to purchase aluminum cans, glass bottles, or a keg? What are some low-cost snacks that will impress your guests? Buying in bulk, creating your own fruit and veggie trays, and using reusable dishes can save a lot of money when hosting parties!
The price you pay per kWh of electricity and per gallon of water can change from hour to hour or from month to month depending on the rate structure that your utility companies use. Understanding how you’re charged for water and energy can help you minimize the price you pay for utilities!
Did you know that utility companies and the government will give you money in the form of rebates and tax credits to help pay for home upgrades? These financial incentives can help you upgrade to more energy- and water-efficient heating and cooling systems, water fixtures, light bulbs, and more!
Investing in residential solar can significantly reduce your electricity bills! Your savings will depend on how expensive your electricity bill usually is, how often the sun shines on your roof, how many solar tax rebates are available in your area, and how you choose to finance your solar installation.
Is it cheaper to adjust your thermostat temperature when you’re away from home or leave it as is? Listen to the final episode of our 4-episode mini-series on heating and cooling costs to learn more! In general, programmable or smart thermostats can save you up to $176 per year!
This is Episode #3 of our 4-episode mini-series on reducing heating and cooling expenses! Heating expenses are typically the largest single item of a household’s energy bills, with an average US household paying up to $900 per year for heating. Upgrade to EnergyStar systems to save on this expense!
Welcome to Episode #2 of our mini-series on reducing heating and cooling expenses! The average household spends $273 per year to cool their homes, but this average can be as high as $550 for homes in hot, humid climates. Upgrade your system, use fans, and wear light clothes to reduce this expense!
This is Episode #1 of a 4-episode mini-series on reducing heating and cooling expenses! The average household spends $882 per year to heat and cool their homes. About 30% of this cost is due to air leakage and insufficient insulation. Tighten your building envelope to reduce this wasted expense!