It’s great to save money around your home in all ways possible. Here are five ways to do so this summer.
1. Fix Any Plumbing Leaks
A small leak is enough to potentially waste about 10,000 gallons of water each year. Because of this, you should take time to perform an inspection around the house and fix any leaks in your plumbing. If necessary, due to having a busy schedule or the existence of a lot of hard-to-reach places around your house, you could alternatively get a professional plumber to perform the inspection for you. They will then fix any issues that your plumbing has and help you to save any amount that you could have lost to leaks in plumbing.
2. Cook Outside
Another way in which you can save is to cook your meals outdoors. This will help you keep your indoors cool and avoid having to use your HVAC on a high setting. When you do this, you will realize a lot of savings in terms of the energy you would have spent on cooling down your home. You will also enjoy a more fun time when you cook together outdoors and eat as a family. Spending more time outdoors will also mean that you don’t need to keep treating the air indoors, as there won’t be anyone in the house to use it during the day. You can also make some amazing memories while doing this and you will have a truly amazing season.
3. Tint Your Car’s Windows
Since window tint can help you keep your vehicle about 60% cooler and also block up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays, it’s a good idea to put some on your car. You can get it affordably and it will be an easy task to complete in a single afternoon. When you keep your car cooler in summer, you will need to crank up the AC a lot less in order to comfortably drive around.
4. Service Your Air Conditioner
Don’t forget that when an appliance is in good shape, it will function a lot more optimally. For this reason, call an expert and have them inspect your air conditioner so they ensure it’s functioning as it should be. When they perform the inspection, they should also remember to change the filter so that it’s new and will effectively filter the air circulating in your home. This way, you will not only have a more efficiently-running filter, but you will also minimize the likelihood of allergies and other issues that could be aggravated by having a dirty filter. A dirty filter doesn’t effectively filter the air being breathed by your family.
5. Install Solar Panels
Finally, while this tip may call for a sizable budget to be set aside, it’s one that you will enjoy in summer and all seasons to come. This is because you will enjoy using solar power to provide your home with the energy you need in all seasons as long as there’s enough UV light in the environment. On average, a solar installation in the United States for a residential space is about 20 panels or roughly 5KW. This is enough for most homes and will serve you perfectly, helping you maintain significantly lower energy bills if you even have any bill left in the end. Make sure to have them installed by a professional who is conversant with the setup in your area and knows the best practices so you can get the best service out of them.
Use these tips to enjoy summer while saving considerable amounts of money when you use less energy!