5 Household Habits That Can Save You Money

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Your home is your pride and joy the treasure you worked hard for. Every home has expenses for maintenance and upkeeping but you could also be “wasting” money.

You can save money around your house simply by making some small adjustments to your surroundings.

Enjoy these 5 helpful money-saving tips below.

1.) Switch Your Light Bulbs to LED
LED light bulbs save you money on your energy bill and also on time for replacing them. On average LED bulbs last 15-20 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs. So you save both time and money by using these energy-efficient light bulbs.

2.)Program the Thermostat
Your thermostat can be the culprit to sneaky higher electrical charges.  When you do not home turn your heat down 3% to 5% so you are not heating the house and wasting money. Set your air conditioner up to 78 degrees when you are not home. This will help you to save money and not running when you are away.

3.) Use Power Strips
Your electronic devices and appliances can drain unnecessary energy and cause your electric bill to soar. Even when they are not in use your devices use power. Plugging your devices into a power strip will help you conserve energy.  Power strips are a good way to clean up your power outlets and not overload your circuits. This is also a good safety measure to have in place.

4.) Install Low Flow Fixtures
It’s no secret that water bills in central Texas are at an all-time high. Besides cutting water usage down and watering your yards at certain times. Another money-saving tip is to install low-flow fixtures like faucets and showerheads in your home. This way you use less water and can save on average up to 40% of water usage during each shower! This can be huge savings for you all year round.

5.) Caulk and Weatherstrip Doors and Windows
Caulking and weatherstripping your doors and windows can help you keep your home warm and cool. Air leaks can cause you to use more heat or ac. You do not want your hot air seeping through the door and money going down the drain. This is a very easy thing to do and can save you up to 20% on your energy bills! Every Summer and Fall check your windows and doors for this and you will be good to go.

I hope you enjoyed these money-saving tips! Be sure to check out our other blog posts on Fall Maintenace Tips.