Open the mailbox and you’ll find those not-so-friendly bills waiting for you.

Water and electric bills can really add up.

Not showering or living in the dark isn’t ideal either.

Finding small ways to lower your bills can help you add more money to your savings. Try out these little tricks for saving big on those utility bills.

Watch the Temperature on Your Heat and A/C

Whether it’s hot or cold outside, regulating your temperature inside is a must. The higher you turn the heat and the lower you put the A/C, the greater your expense on your electric bill. Keep that in mind when you’re fidgeting with the thermostat.

And before you leave for the day, adjust the temperature. For example, you don’t need your A/C blasting ice cold air while you’re at work all day. Turn the temperature up to save while you’re gone.

Turn Down the Temps on Your Water Heater

If you reduce your water heater’s temperature from 140°F to 120°F, you can save at least $24 a year. That doesn’t sound like much, but that’s at least $24 more for you to spend on something for the family, like pizza night!

Turn Lights and Fans off When You Leave the Room

Leaving a fan running day and night will add an extra $7 to your bill per month. Make it a house rule that when anyone leaves a room, or the house, they are to put out all the lights and make sure the fans are off.

Electronics that aren’t on but are plugged in can also drain your wallet. Unplug the things you don’t need.

Let Things Air Dry

Running your dishwasher adds up, but if you must use it, use the air dry function.

When it comes to drying clothes, try to line dry them.

Heating capabilities on our appliances can totally suck up energy, leading to bigger bills.

Stop Wasting Water

Are you guilty of brushing your teeth with the water running? Or wash dishes by hand and let a steady stream pour on as you scrub? You could be saving a lot more on your water bill if you stopped doing that.

You can also fit your faucets with water reduction aerators to help control the flow.

Choose Energy-Efficient Appliances

When upgrading your appliances, always go for models that use the least amount of energy. They will save you a bundle in the long run. Ditto for things like faucets, shower heads and toilets.

Start saving today by incorporating these tips into your daily life. The money you save could be what helps make your next vacation the best ever!