6 easy ways to save on household costs all year ‘round
- August 8, 2017
People are always looking for ways to save money on household spending. These saving ideas go a long way in buying essential goods or setting aside for an investment. Here are six ways through which you can save on household spending throughout the year.
Turn down the heating
Winter may be cold and heating is necessary to keep the house warm, however you don’t have to turn your thermostat up high in order to stay comfortable. You can turn it down to a warm temperature, and reduce the heat by a few degrees. Turning it down by one degree leads to energy savings of up to three percent by turning down the heat.
Setting the thermostat low will not affect you during the winter, you’ll still get the warmth that you need and also save some money. The same should be done during the summer in order to save on the amount of energy used on cooling. Doing this year ‘round will ensure that you save a substantial amount to meet your needs.
Using alternative heating and cooling sources
Energy costs have been rising; electricity charges are at an all-time high, fuel prices are also moving upwards. Using alternative sources of energy will not only help you save on energy bills but also help keep the environment clean. You can keep yourself warm during winter by turning on the heater for a few hours and then turning it off.
Keep yourself warm through grabbing a sweater and drinking hot drinks. Also reversing the direction of the fans can help blow warm air down and up in respective seasons. This will keep the house warm or cool depending on the season.
Maintain your house
Make sure you carry out regular maintenance of your house; this will ensure that the system is working right. An efficient system will consume less energy, which will help you to cut your heating and cooling costs.
Unplug appliances when not in use
When you’re not using electric or electronic appliances makes sure they are unplugged. This will ensure that electricity is not consumed saving on energy costs.
Use water sparingly
Conserving water can help lower the utility bills, do this every day and you will be surprised by how much you have saved in one year.
Use natural lighting when it allows
Open the curtains wide during the day and turn off the lights. Use natural light in your home as often as possible. Eight hours of sunlight means great savings on lighting costs.
With these and many more saving tips, you’ll have saved a lot of money in one year. Embrace them and you’ll see the difference.