Many of us are looking for ways to save money and increase our disposable income. Running a household can be expensive, especially in the current climate. In this guide, we’ll take a look at savvy tech investments that could save you money at home.
How often do you put the kettle on, turn the TV on or load the washing machine without really thinking about how much you’re spending on energy each month? We all need to wash our clothes, keep our food fresh and cook but the cost of using a lot of appliances can add up. One way to lower bills and save money is to invest in smart appliances. Modern products are more energy-efficient and they offer advanced features, which enhance functionality. If you haven’t bought a new washing machine in years or you’ve had your kettle for an age, it’s worth browsing newer products and exploring the benefits.
If you’re a parent, you’re probably used to hearing complaints about boredom and your kids moaning about having absolutely nothing to do. Keeping children and teens entertained can be a challenge and it can also be difficult to fill the hours if you’re staying at home more than usual. The good news is that smart home technology provides access to endless hours of fun through streaming TV shows and movies, accessing new music and playlists and watching sports. If you’ve got access to entertainment at home, you don’t need to worry about paying for expensive days out every weekend and you can cater to the needs of every member of the household. From family movies to games and programs that are designed to help children learn, there’s something for everyone.
For many of us, gas and electricity bills form a significant portion of our monthly outgoings. If you’re spending too much or you’d like to try and reduce your bills, it’s a good idea to investigate using a smart meter. Smart meters monitor your energy usage in real-time, providing information about how much energy you’ve consumed and how much it will cost you.
Be honest. How often do you leave a room without switching off the lights? Many of us are guilty of leaving the lights on when we don’t need to and using bulbs that consume a lot more energy than modern, eco-friendly alternatives. If you’re still using conventional bulbs, you can reduce energy usage and lower spending significantly by swapping them for LED lights. LED lights have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours, which is up to 50 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb.
Heating and cooling
We all want our homes to be just right in terms of temperature. It’s not always easy to achieve the perfect temperature without adjusting the heating or turning on the air conditioning but there are ways to make this task easier and save money along the way. Using a smart thermostat is an effective means to set the temperature in your home and lower your energy bills.
Most people would like to have more disposable income. To achieve this, you don’t have to sign up for overtime or take on a side hustle. Often, making changes at home and investing in modern technology can help your money stretch further.