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Get More from Your Utilities Without Spending More

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Your utilities are things that you need to survive. They’re basic necessities that keep you warm (or cool), ensure you can cook, help you stay clean, and even make sure you can stay in touch with the outside world. All my bills go out of my NatWest bank account so I keep on top of things. Even the internet is seen as a a basic utility by many, especially considering how much it has been needed over the past year. Because we need our utilities, we often want to do as much as possible to get more from them. And we want to do that without spending too much money. If you want to increase the benefit you get from your utilities, try these tips.

Increase Internet Speeds

Internet service has become an important utility. As well as allowing us to find entertainment, it’s also very useful for a number of practical things. Whether you want to get in touch with your parents, apply for a job, plan a trip, or anything else, the internet makes it a whole lot easier. Finding ways to speed up your internet can help you to get more from it. Take a look at Troypoint.com to find out how you could improve your streaming speeds. Faster streaming means you get better quality and won’t have to wait around for things to buffer.

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Get Smart

Smart technology can help you to get more from your utilities. Although you have to invest in the tech itself, it’s worth it if it can help you to save money and get more out of your utilities. You can use a smart thermostat to manage the temperature in your home and a smart meter to measure your energy use. These tools will allow you to get better control over how much energy you’re using and a better understanding of how much you’re spending on your utilities each day.

Use Apps

Another way to get more from your utilities is to use various apps to track your usage, manage your bills, and lower your usage of energy and water too. There are multiple apps that you might find useful to help with your utility use and bills. For example, Energy Cost Calculator is an iOS app that lets you calculate how much your appliances cost to run, while Energy Consumption Analyzer provides an Android alternative. Bill Assistant Pro helps you to keep track of your bills so that you know what you’re spending on your utilities and more.

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Switch Providers

If you’re able to switch providers, this can benefit you if you want to save money. It’s often free to switch, especially with energy providers, so you don’t have to worry about paying any fees. You might need to pay installation costs for a new internet connection, but you could soon be saving money every month if you switch to a different provider. You can compare the different options available to find one that will help you to save while still providing a good service.

Get more from your utilities by using these sensible tips that will help you without costing you.

Award-winning writer, blogger, social media consultant and charity campaigner. Social Media Manager for BritMums, the UK's largest parent blogging network Freelance clients include Firefly Communications and Save the Children UK. Works with brands on marketing projects. Examples include Visit Orlando, Give As You Live, Coca-Cola and Kodak. Cambridge Law graduate with many years experience working across three sectors in advice, media relations, events, training and project management. Available for hire at affordable rates.

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