There are a lot of ways to save money by doing simple little things that you overlook. Here are several of those “simple little things” that you can do!
Ways to save money here and there:
Turn off your air conditioning when you’re at work and your kids are at school. This one is a no-brainer, but sometimes we forget or just leave it going because it’s nice to come home to a cool atmosphere.
Clean your filters at least once every month. When your filters are dirty, the debris can block the airflow, leading to reduced efficiency.
Try investing in some ceiling fans. Ceiling fans circulate the air and keep rooms quite cool. You can even try putting a fan in your attic, as it will help pull cool air into your house.
Install window tint on your windows to cut down the temperature in rooms that have the most sunlight hitting them. Blinds and curtains work well too.
You can also install dimming switches so that you only use just enough light for you to do work.
Unplug your electronics, such as your microwave, laptops, phone charges and so on. These generate heat, and they also bleed your energy from the outlets.
Those things aren’t so hard to do now are they? The hard part is remembering, but you can just print this blog out and slap it on your refrigerator!
There are many cleaning solutions/ home improvement tricks you can make or do at home that will save you money from picking some up from the store. One of the things you can mix up at home is furniture polish. There may be a chance that you have the items to make homemade furniture polish. Here are a few recipes for you to choose from…
1 Cup Olive Oil
¼ Cup Distilled White Vinegar
1 Cup Mineral Oil
3-4 Drops of Lemon Extract/Oil
2 Ounces Grated Beeswax
5 Ounces Turpentine
The first recipe is recommended to be poured into a spray bottle, and recipes 2 and 3 can be stored in containers. When you’re polishing furniture or wood, you do not want to spray the polish directly on. Spray or pour the polish onto a white cloth and work it into the furniture or wood, and then wipe it away. The polish should make the furniture look more vibrant. If it still looks dull, wait several minutes an repeat the polishing process.
When it gets colder, the energy bill goes higher as the temperature outside drops because of your itchy trigger finger on the heater. Well, you need to heat your home during Winter, but there are things to keep in mind while trying to make your home more energy efficient. There are many small things you can do to save energy that can save you plenty of money in the long run.
There are many factors that contribute to the energy efficiency of your home, like the construction or age of the home. Obviously, homes that were built more recently will be more up-to-date with technology and will be more energy efficient. Take a look around your home and check for areas where heat may be escaping and where cold air can creep in. Proper insulation needs to be set up in your home, so look to close up gaps around doors and windows.
Make sure that your boiler, especially if it’s an old model, is thoroughly checked and serviced to make sure that it won’t let you down during the colder weather. If you have the finances to upgrade your old boiler, it’s smart to make the upgrade because it will help in the long run. Additionally, if the weather isn’t too cold outside, you can use smaller household heaters instead of the main one. The other easy tip to follow is to remember to turn off your heater when you’re not home.
There are plenty of other easy ways to save on heating a home. For example, you can turn off the heat in rooms that you don’t occupy too often. You can also use a wood-burning stove or fire place to heat your home. You can also drop the thermostat a few degrees. There are many different ways to save energy in your home; you just have to act upon them to save energy and money.