All of us are attempting to live more on less money. Times have changed as has the spending power of a dollar. Many friends snicker at our little attempts to save money. At dinner, my boyfriend and I regularly eat the special or a “value item.” We will absolutely will shop the hell out of a grocery store with coupon book in hand. So, it’s no surprise I am now zeroed in on slashing the utility bill at home. From the beginning, I have put a premium on temperature comfort within our dwelling. I applied some of our everyday savings to keeping the temperature control equipment right where we wanted it. The town house we live in will be cool enough or sizzling enough as long as I have a work. Yet, we knew there were little details which would help decrease energy use. None of what I will mention is cutting-edge or revolutionary in thought. They are simply additional ideas, which when combined, can end up saving you upwards of fifteen percent on the utility bill. I started with the smart temperature control unit. This piece of technology is both effective and efficient. I couldn’t fathom how quickly it received our patterns and adjusted the temperature accordingly. I am in the South, so cooling is a priority. The smart temperature control equipment also integrates our automatic blinds. During the heat of the day, the control equipment dials up the temp to just over 71 degrees. It also reads the direct sun signals from the auto shades. The smart temperature control equipment then closes blinds as the sunshine dictates. I know it seems trivial but, the annual savings to me will be in the neighborhood of almost five hundred dollars. That will buy a bunch of dinner specials.