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Making a few changes or “fixes” around your home can save you a bunch of money.
And we aren’t talking anything too complicated either. Simple changes to your homes interior and exterior can help you save money and make life more comfortable.
All of the items suggested can be found at most local hardware stores. Did you know that by simply sealing around your windows and doors you could save on your monthly heating bill?
Or by adding low flow shower heads or toilets you could save on the volume of water your home requires? Simple, easy changes can save you a bunch of money.
Changing your water flow.
Did you know that by adding a low flow shower head to your bathroom you are conserving water without sacrificing performance? Plus you are reducing the amount of water that requires heating therefore cutting your utility costs further. Moen Magnetix makes a six function hand held shower head that helps bring the spa to your bathroom with massaging and rain water stream choices.
I am sure we have all seen the toilets that let you chose the water flow, but did you know you can install water saving features in your current toilet. In a simple afternoon fix you could reduce your homes water consumption and save on your water bill. We are currently looking into Next By Danco and better yet it says it requires no tools and it solves most leak issues.
Sealing the cracks.
Most homes lose energy via leaky door and window seals and the fix is real easy and cheap. You can purchase self adhering door and window weather stripping for less than $10 and your home will thank you with money savings.
We have installed energy efficient door draft stoppers on several doors in our home to help keep our home temperature stable and it also helps in noise reduction. It feels like night and day the temperature difference once the draft stoppers were installed.
Changing the bulbs.
I am not sure about you but we have too many light bulb fixtures in our house. Who ever the designer was wasn’t thinking of energy efficiency when they lined the ceiling with rows of bulbs.
And light bulbs aren’t cheap, nor is the electricity. So in order to save money we have changed all our light bulbs to energy efficient bulbs that radiate less heat and produce the same amount of light.
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Cold is always better.
Washing your clothing in cold water saves energy and it extends the life of the garments. You are saving on the energy costs of heating the water to wash your clothing. Most laundry detergent companies now make a cold water laundry soap for the intended purpose of saving you money. You can find several different varieties of laundry detergent here, we use Arm & Hammer in our home.
Another great way to save money in the laundry room is to hang your clothes to dry and give the dryer a rest. This saves you electrical energy and the added heat produced by the cycle.
Lock up the buttons.
Kids and adults love buttons even if they really don’t know what they are for. Whether your thermostat is a button, a dial or a switch you can lock it up and control the temperature and the energy used to heat or cool your home.
No more shock and surprise when you get the heating bill. Invest in a thermostat lock and control the cost to heat or cool your home.
Simple fixes = money saved.
Simple fixes around the home can save you tons of money on your energy bills. An easy fix to a common daily activity could save you hundreds annually. Simply by lowering your shower or bath water temperature and decreasing the time or the volume of water used you will save money.
Another great way to save money is to open the blinds and let the light in instead of turning on all the light bulbs. And remember to turn off all the lights and appliances you don’t need to help conserve energy.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity