Save money on utilities:
water, electricity and gas 

Beat high energy prices

Winter is coming and unlike in Eastern Europe, Central European countries are plagued by very high utility prices. This means that in Belgium you pay way more for your water, electricity, and gas. Discover practical ways to reduce your utility expenses and enjoy the added benefit of reducing your environmental footprint.

Why lower your utility cost 

For the environment 

Lowering your energy and water consumption is a step towards a more sustainable lifestyle. By conserving these resources, you actively contribute to reducing your environmental impact, conserving natural resources, and fighting climate change. 

For your own budget 

Cutting utility bills means more funds for essential expenses and other financial goals. Managing your utility costs creates a predictable and controllable budget, offering financial stability. 

How to lower your utility cost 

At Link2Europe, we go the extra mile to provide our candidates with energy-efficient homes, upgraded to optimize savings and sustainability. But since we’re not the ones living there, there’s only so much we can do. Here are some practical tips you can take into account to make sure our actions aren’t in vain. 

Saving on water cost 

Shorten your showers: Cutting down your shower time can save gallons of water every month.
Fix leaky faucets: A dripping faucet can waste hundreds of gallons each year; we’ll show you how to fix it.
Run full loads: Make sure your dishwasher and washing machine are full before running them. 

Saving on electricity cost 

Turn off lights: A simple switch can make a big difference. Turn off lights when not in use.
Unplug electronics: Many devices consume energy even when turned off. Just simply unplug the ones you can easily reach or use an extension cord with a switch for the ones that are harder to reach. 
Use natural light: Make the most of daylight to reduce the need for artificial lighting. 

Saving on gas cost 

Optimize heating zones: Don’t heat the entire house but focus on certain areas. Don’t leave doors open to areas that are not heated. Don’t leave windows open while the heating is on, just 30 minutes for airing the house is more than enough.
Dress warmly: Layer up with warm clothing and use blankets to stay cozy instead of cranking up the heat. Dress for the season is key in countries such as Belgium where prices of utilities can really skyrocket.
Adjust your thermostat: Set your thermostat to a lower temperature when you’re away from home or asleep. 

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Why keeping your housing clean matters 

A well-maintained and clean house not only contributes to a healthier living environment but can also have a positive impact on your energy bills. By following good housekeeping practices, you can maximize energy efficiency and keep utility costs in check. 

Regular cleaning and dusting 

Dust and dirt accumulate on surfaces and appliances over time. When these build up, they can obstruct the proper working of your appliances, heating and cooling systems, and even your lighting. Regular cleaning and dusting help prevent this buildup. 

Easily identify problems 

A clean house also means identifying problems earlier. When your living space is well-maintained and clutter-free, it becomes easier to spot issues such as water leaks, electrical faults, or malfunctioning appliances. Early detection of these problems allows for quick repairs, preventing potential disasters and costly repairs down the line.  

Regular cleaning & dusting does the trick

Let’s improve together 

Saving on utility costs is a collaborative effort. Share your ideas for enhancing energy efficiency in your housing or report maintenance issues like leaking faucets or window drafts to us via Your input and vigilance play a crucial role in creating a more energy-efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly living environment. By working hand in hand, we can achieve meaningful changes that benefit both your budget and the planet we all share. 

FAQ: Saving money on utilities  

For in-depth tips and tricks on saving money on water, electricity, and gas, explore our FAQ: 

A: Reduce water bills by fixing leaks, taking shorter showers, using water-saving showerheads, and running full loads in your dishwasher and washing machine. 

A: Lower electricity bills by using energy-efficient appliances, turning off lights when not in use, using LED bulbs, and setting your thermostat to an energy-saving temperature. 

Save money on energy through lighting

A: Yes, tenants can save on gas bills by sealing drafts, adjusting thermostat settings, and promptly reporting any heating system issues to the landlord. Put on a sweater and turn the heat lower and lower the temperature when you are not home or sleeping. 

A: Report water leaks immediately via Timely repairs prevent water waste and higher bills. 

A: Prioritizing sustainability isn’t a passing trend; it’s a vital lifestyle choice to protect our planet. Neglecting utility savings may impact both the environment and your finances, as excessive bills may require tapping into your paycheck. Excessive use of utilities in your Link2Europe home will be taken from your guarantee. 

Save money on utilities