Everybody wants to save money where possible. Razorback fans are no exception. They are increasingly saving money by peacing-out of attending actual home games in Fayetteville. Average attendance, to no one’s surprise, has fallen off as the 2018 and 2019 teams have struggled to win.
The savvy shopper and fan goes for the most competitive rates available. Besides staying home, learning how to reduce the actual energy consumption can go a long way in lowering fans’ energy bills. Check out the following tips and save yourself thousands of dollars.
Understand Your Electricity Bill
The information featured in a typical energy bill can sometimes be quite confusing, not unlike the reasons the Razorback football program seems to fall back five steps every time it goes forward two. But having a clear understanding can assist you to monitor and regulate your energy use. Watch online videos offered by the energy saving trust and educate yourself about energy bills.
Control Your Heating
Perhaps half of the money you spend on fuel bills goes towards the heating water you need to take a long bath in after a loss like San Jose State or watching “Club Dub” for the first time. Installing a room thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves, as well as a programmer installed could significantly reduce your energy costs. Plus, turning down your room thermostat by only one degree can save you between £85 and £90 per year.
Utilizing the right controls for your boiler will allow you to automatically set the time of your heating, set the temperature for every specific area, and only heat the areas of your home which need heating. It’s the exact kind of precision and control that Hog fans thought Hogs coach Chad Morris would have delivered to the offense by now.
Incorporate a Shower Head
If you own a shower that directly takes hot water from the boiler or water tank, consider fitting a water-efficient showerhead. Not only will this minimize your hot water usage but it will also retain the sensation of a great shower.
With a water-efficient shower, you could actually save up to £67 annually on water heating and an additional £100 on water bills.
Reduce Your Shower Time
To save peace of mind, Hog fans know they usually need to turn off the TV earlier.
Likewise, cut that shower short too. Spending 60 seconds less in the shower daily will save you substantial amounts of money in energy bills every year. And with a water meter, you could even end up saving more on both water and sewerage bills. Research shows that doing this could actually save you £10 each year, per person.
Switch to LED Fixtures
With the current technological advancements, you can now get state-of-the-art LED spotlights that are bright enough to replace halogens and CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps). They come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, as well as fittings. Replacing all your halogens with LEDs can save you up to £35 per year. Plus, you may also want to switch to a cheaper energy supplier to avoid breaking your bank.
Some Hog fans are even considering switching to a cheaper, less prestigious football program to support as their main team (hello UCA Bears?)
When it comes to washing machines, 90% of energy is spent on heating water inside the machine. Therefore, washing your clothes at about 30 to 40 degrees Celsius can help you save lots of money compared to a greater temperature wash.
Invest In Smart Controls
Being the latest innovation, smart heating controls can help you to effectively control your heating and monitor your energy use. You never know when you’ll blow a fuse watching Hogs football, but you sure can prevent it otherwise.
Smart heating controls make it possible for you to regulate your heating remotely through a mobile app. This means you can control your home’s temperature from any location at any particular time.
Technology is now taking the energy industry by storm, in the exact same way the Chad Morris-led offense was supposed to be taking inferior opponents by storm by now. You can’t reduce the aggravating defeats the 2018 and 2019 Hogs have racked up, but you can reduce your energy costs with countless options. From utilizing showerheads, switching to LEDs, and investing in smart controls, you can always find your way out.