10 Ways to Save Money around the House

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty

10 Ways to Save Money around the House

 

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Saving money around the home can be easy and and require little time and effort with the easy tips:

1. Smart Thermostats

You blast you’re A/C in the summer and crank your heat in the winter all in the name of achieving a comfortable temperature inside your home. A great way to save hundreds throughout the year is to invest in a smart thermostat – no more adjusting your thermostat throughout the day and wasting energy and money.

2. Low-Flow

Wasting water during baths and showers means your money is literally going down the drain. Replacing old and outdated showerheads with new low-flow models could shave upwards of $100 off your annual water bill. Don’t be fooled by the name – most low-flow shower heads still provide excellent water pressure!

3. More is Less

An easy tip that can save you thousands of dollars in the long run is to pay a little extra on your mortgage payment each month. Any additional money you spend above and beyond your normal monthly payment will go directly towards principle and save you tons of money in the long run in interest.

4. Unplug

Even when you’re not using your homes appliances and electronics they’re still using electricity. This phenomenon is known as “phantom power” and can cost you hundreds of dollars annually. By unplugging your appliances, you can save an estimated five to ten percent on your monthly electric bill. If you don’t want the hassle of unplugging, invest in a smart power strip to help reduce your usage.

5. Photosynthesis is your Friend

Some people spend hundreds of dollars on air purifiers to reduce allergens in their home when all they actually need to do is buy a plant. Not only do plants remove toxins from the air naturally, they also add a little extra color to a room and make it feel more warm and comfortable.

6. $15 can Save you 15% or More….

For about $15, you can purchase the supplies you need to weatherproof doors and windows and save up to 15 percent on heating and cooling costs. Products can include caulking, felt, and foam tape, so make sure you figure out what your specific home will need.

7. Home Warranty

A home warranty is a great way to save money and protect your budget. In the event one of your home’s major systems or appliances breaks down, a home warranty can help protect you by subsidizing some of the costs associated with getting it repaired or replaced. .

8. Invest in Fans

Save money in the summer by decreasing your air conditioner usage and use your ceiling fan instead. On average, an air conditioner uses 3,500 watts of energy, while a ceiling fan only uses 60 watts of energy, costing only seven dollars per month to run. Ceiling fans can even be useful during the winter months! Set the fan to run in a clockwise direction which will push warm air down from the ceiling and keep your home warm.

9. Shop from Home

Before you buy new accessories to spruce up your home, look at what you already have and see if there are small tweaks you can make to give your home new life. Rearranging furniture and lighting is a quick and free way to recreate an entire room. Switching decorations between rooms is another free way to make two spaces feel new and different.

10. Washing Without Wasting

You can save money on your laundry by adopting some simple habits like washing clothes in cold water and not overfilling the dryer to save tons on your energy bills. When it is time to upgrade your washer and dryer, consider investing in energy-efficient units. Not only will they save you money on your bills, but they may qualify you for a tax credit.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions or need any additional real estate buying or selling information I'd be happy to assist.

 

I love real estate there is no greater feeling than seeing your customer's happy!!!

 

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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker/Camelot Realty
352-516-7020
1898 N. Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, FL32757
email:patwchampion@yahoo.com

My website: http://patwchampion.mfr.mlsmatrix.com

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Pat

Of the many helpful list you have given us, I put this near the top. Simple but all these will not only save but are easy to do. cheers cvc

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Curtis, thanks for stopping by I hope you have a great week ahead.

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Our ceiling fans are some of the best money we spent.

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Chris, yes our ceiling fans have saved us money. Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a great afternoon.

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