As a homeowner, you’re keen to save some money wherever possible. It’s no secret that while owning a home can be quite rewarding, it can also be quite expensive. So, what can you do to help yourself save some money within your home? Here are a few money saving home projects for you!
4 Money saving home projects you can start today!
Install a smart thermostat
We’ve all heard that manually setting your thermostat to a low setting will save you some serious dollar bills, but it might leave you fairly uncomfortable. With this option, you’ll have to learn to bundle up in the winters and deal with the heat in the summers. But opting for a smart or even just programmable thermostat can have the same cost-saving results without as much discomfort.
By programming your thermostat to higher settings while you’re home and lower settings when you’re not, you’ll still save without trading your comfort. But a smart thermostat takes things to a whole new level. Smart thermostats tend to learn your patterns and routines, automatically adjusting things to meet your needs.
Switch to low-flow fixtures
While it’s true that in most parts of the world, water isn’t as expensive as electricity, it can still add up. And unnecessary water usage can certainly cut into your spending budget over time. But did you know that there are such things as low-flow fixtures? If you didn’t, don’t worry. You’re definitely not alone. They’re relatively new on the scene but absolutely worth making the swap. Bonus, they’re more affordable and reliable now than ever before. Making this type of swap has been proven to pay for itself over time, too. Who doesn’t love that?
Invest in high-efficiency appliances
Much like the low-flow swap, choosing to invest in high-efficiency appliances can certainly save you some serious money over time. But unlike swapping to low-flow fixtures, high-efficiency appliances will likely cost you on the front end. But a good rule of thumb is that if your furnace, broiler, dishwasher, refrigerator, washing machine or dryer are over 10 years old, its modern counterpart is almost guaranteed to be more energy efficient. Need an example? New, front-loading washing machines are proven to use approximately 50% less energy than the traditional top-loading machines.
Install a garbage disposal
Thinking this seems like a strange money saving trick? Hear us out. While you might be a certified dish-washing pro, it’s virtually impossible to avoid sending some waste down the drain completely. That debris builds up over time, causing your pipes to slow or possibly clog completely. When this type of problem is left untreated, those clogged or partially clogged drains can cause you some serious money-draining issues. It’s no secret that plumbing problems can cost a pretty penny. And those types of repairs are unlikely to be covered by your homeowner’s insurance.
Now, garbage disposals are certainly not fool-proof. But they can absolutely assist in avoiding costly plumbing problems down the line.
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