Still, I am not totally happy with what I am spending
I am trying to find ways to lower my energy bills. The stock market looks horrible and inflation has me rattled. I am trying to save ways where I can. When I go grocery shopping I don’t get the extra stuff anymore. I no longer buy shrimp, scallops, couscous and flavored oils. I just get the bare essentials and use it all up. For electricity I try to limit how long I have the lights on. I have taken to showering in my pool more often than not. I also ride my bike rather than pay for gas in my car. It is a big help. The HVAC bill is the one that is scaring me quite a bit. I have caulked around the windows and doors to seal the air inside my home. I also got my ductwork inspected to make sure there are no leaks. I then added more insulation around the baseboard, invested in thicker curtains and I am trying to be smarter on how I set the thermostat. That is about all I can do now. I have gotten HVAC service already to ensure the machine is clean, oiled and tightened. I made sure to have a fully operational system that works to the best of its capability. Still, I am not totally happy with what I am spending. I am not willing to invest anymore in the HVAC department though. So I just need to be conscious about cooling this summer and heating when the weather cools down. I don’t want to face a big bill every month.