Thursday, October 26, 2017

Simple Changes Around The Home That Save You Money

Energy bills have been rising steadily over the last decade and the financial strain that they put on a household is getting larger. You can always try switching suppliers to find somebody a bit cheaper but the harsh truth is, they’re all going to charge over the odds. There’s no way around paying for it unless you’re going to install solar panels and a wind turbine and produce all of your own energy. Most people don’t have the time or money for that so they’ll just have to deal with inflated energy bills. However, there are plenty of simple and affordable ways that you can cut the amount of energy that you’re using and bring those bills right down. If you’re fed up of paying too much, make some of these simple changes around the house.

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Low Flow

Water usage is a big contributor to the bills but you can’t exactly stop using it, so what do you do? Luckily, you can get low flow fixtures installed in place of all of your existing ones. If you change all of the taps and showers to low flow, you could cut your water usage in half right away, saving you a lot of money. You might also want to think about changing the toilet for a low water usage one as well.

Home Automation System

One of the main reasons that energy bills are so high is because we’re always using energy that we don’t need to be using. Leaving lights on when we’re out of the house or turning the heating up too high on a regular basis can really push those bills up. It’s even worse if you’ve got kids that will turn everything on when you’re out of the house. The solution to that is to get a home automation system installed. Click here for more information on how they could help you save hundreds of dollars every year. If you forget to turn a light off when you leave the house you can just switch it off using an app on your phone. If the heating is turned up too high in parts of the house that you’re not in, just switch it off. It’s so easy to operate that you’ll never waste energy again.

Upgrade Your Dishwasher

A modern dishwasher uses about 6 gallons of water per cycle, whereas an older one uses 10 gallons. That’s a pretty big difference if you’re running the dishwasher on a daily basis and you’re wasting money for no good reason. Replacing your old one with a new one will save you so much water but it is also pretty expensive. Even cleaning out and properly maintaining your existing dishwasher can make it far more efficient and cut the amount of water that you use. Of course, if you really want to cut down, you don’t need to use the dishwasher at all. Doing it by hand using way less water and it’s not really that much effort. However, you need to be careful; if you have an older dishwasher then it’s cheaper to hand-wash but newer ones are actually more efficient than doing it manually.

These simple changes can save you so much money on your energy bills, you’d be crazy not to try them.

xoxo,
Therese

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