Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Saving Money Within Your Home Is Easier Than You Think


If you have been feeling the pinch lately then you are not alone, thousands of households have been hit by the cost of living crisis. If you are looking for hacks and other ways to save money throughout your home then you have come to the right place. Take a look at the article below for some tips and tricks on how you can start saving now. 

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Turn The Lights Off

One of the best things you can do for your home, the environment, and your energy bills is to turn the lights off when you are not using them. You may remember years ago when energy-saving light bulbs came into effect, this totally eradicated all other light bulbs so you didn’t have a choice about purchasing energy-efficient ones. You may think that they don’t cost you a lot, and while they don’t, it can work out quite costly if you keep leaving the lights on when you are not in the rooms. If you are one to forget or you have kids that constantly forget to turn the lights off, create signs to remind people. 

Think About The Pool

If you are lucky enough to have a pool then you may be hesitant to use this due to rising energy bills. There are plenty of ways you can still enjoy your pool and not have your bills shooting through the roof. If you like your pool nice and warm then rather than pumping hot water into your pool to warm it up, consider using a solar heater. These can take longer to heat up but being all-natural, it won’t impact your heating or water bill. You could also use a water pump with variable speed settings. All you need to do is set them to the speed you want and let them do the magic. They have more efficient motors and are better for the environment. 

How Are Your Windows

Have you noticed any breeze coming through your windows lately? If so, then you may be using far more heat than necessary to stay warm. You will only really notice this problem during the colder winter months. If there are any issues with your windows then you should get these sorted as soon as possible. The heat you use to warm your home will just be canceled out by the constant draft and breeze coming through your damaged windows. As windows age, the seals can weaken due to being hit by various elements. Another way to save money with your windows is to add tinting to them. This keeps the heat in during the winter months while also preventing heat from entering during the summer. Take a look at the pros and cons of home window tinting

Renewable Energy

Something else you could look into is using a renewable energy source to power your home. This could be anything from solar power to wind power, it is whatever works best for you and your home. The common renewable energy source for residential homes tends to be solar power. These are panels that attach to your roof and convert heat from the sun into energy. Using solar power can cut your annual energy bills in half, a huge bonus during the cost of living crisis! If you fancy looking into getting these installed then shop around for the best deal, occasionally getting these installed during the winter months can save you some extra dollars. Make sure you use a reputable company before signing on the dotted line. 

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Don’t Leave It On Standby

Finally, when you switch your technology and appliances off, make sure you don’t leave them on standby. You may think that just because your products aren’t being used that they are not consuming vital electricity. In order for this to be the case, they need to be completely switched off at the wall. Quite a lot of homes flick their tv off using the remote control, this will cost you money even when you are not watching something. If you have a smart meter you will be able to monitor the difference, these were bought in by electricity companies to help households save money. If you don’t have one and would like one then contact your energy provider to have a chat about how they can save you money. 

We hope you found this article helpful and that it gave you some new ideas that you haven’t tried yet. The money you are saving within your home could be put towards something awesome, such as a vacation. 

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