Book Review: Reducing Your Utility Bills: A Practical and Realistic Approach – by “Energy Saver Dave”
This book started as an e-course, but has been updated with the latest tips and methods, developed and tested by “Energy Saver Dave” himself, through years of research, trial and error.
This truly is “the most comprehensive e-book about saving money on your utility bills” that you can buy.
The story began when Dave’s utility bills got so bad, he had to be put on budget payments and his wife got a second job just to pay them. That’s when he got mad enough to take radical action.
As he laid awake at night worrying, he didn’t get any bolts from out of the blue. So, he decided to survey every inch of his house. He was surprised to discover holes, cracks and gaps he never knew existed. That’s when he realized he was throwing money through all those cracks – too much money!
Tackling the gaps one by one
Dave worked his way through the entire house in a few months, tackling each crack and gap one by one. The results when he was finished? A savings of nearly 60 percent on his electric bill!
What surprised Dave is how simple each fix or improvement turned out to be. He realized that anybody could do what he had done and cut their utility bills in half.
Dave guides you, step-by-step through 15 lessons covering the entire house. The course is divided into three sections:
- Saving money on your gas bill
- Saving money on electricity
- Saving money on your water bill
Each lesson gives you the fixes to make and the theory behind them. At the end of the lesson, you get specific instructions for how to do the repairs, as well as the cost, estimated effort, and approximate savings. The steps are simple, and often illustrated with photos Dave took himself–for a visual learner like me, these are invaluable.
And all the fixes and repairs Dave recommends are completely legal, without bypassing building codes and regulations.
A note about the format: I used nearly an entire pack of paper to print out the book, which may not the best way to conserve resources. You could print just a section at a time, as needed. Plus, it’s formatted with a large font and double-spaced to make it easy to read from the screen or on a portable device.