Simple Tips for Cutting Your Costa Mesa Utility Bills

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate #00573423

     It’s around this time of year that the bottom line on Costa Mesa utility bills tends to begin to grow larger once again. Power and water consumption can’t help but rise as we bid farewell to Costa Mesa’s mild springtime conditions. Gardens and lawns get thirsty now that the days are growing longer, and once deep summer heatwaves develop, household utility bills report what happens when air conditioners and sprinklers are called into action.

     For Costa Mesa householders who’d prefer avoiding a budgetary shock when they open utility bills this July and August, it’s good to recall that some of the most effective expense-cutting activities are also the most straightforward. They are so simple and so obvious, that, paradoxically enough, they’re easy to overlook (at least that’s what the USEIA tells us). Here are some of the most effective cost-trimming actions—they also benefit the environment:

 

Energy:

• Replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs

• Shut down computers

• Use power-miser power strips

• Turn off the lights!!!

• Use cold water (80°) in the laundry (except for synthetics and for sanitizing)

• Eliminate “vampire” power (unplug idle electronics)

• Run the washers (dish- and clothes-) only when fully loaded

Water:

• Water outside only when the sun is low

• Favor baths over showers

• (again) Run appliances only when fully loaded

• Put a few drops of food coloring in toilet tanks: if it begins to appear in the bowl without flushing—fix the slow leak

 

     These points aren’t just economical today—later, when you’re ready to sell your Costa Mesa home, you’ll be able to show utility bills that demonstrate a house that’s economical to operate. When that time to sell does roll around, calling us is also a simple and effective step you can take!

 

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, L3 has grown to a full staff of 20 serving over 300 clients a year. L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@thel3.com

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Larry & Laurie Weichman very valuable tips for cutting utility bills.

Jun 05, 2019 08:41 PM #1
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