Many homeowners look for ways to cut household costs throughout the year. It is often relatively easy to save on things like groceries and clothing by shopping the best sales of the year and taking advantage of coupons and other promotional pricing. However, when it comes to other household costs like energy and water, cutting costs is not always so simple.
One of the best ways to save money on home expenses is by conserving energy and cutting down on waste. Though this may take a little more effort from you and your family members, the savings can be significant over time. Below, we offer a little bit of advice for how to save on home expenses in the new year.
Save Money with These Tips for Homeowners
Whether one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get your finances in order or you are just trying to find ways to cut costs this year, use these money-saving tips to reduce your household costs in 2017:
Install a programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat can help you save more energy throughout the year. This home comfort device makes it easy to adjust your thermostat so that you are saving on heating and cooling costs while you and your family are away from home. You simply program the device to adjust the temperature during times of the day when the home is typically empty. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, using a programmable thermostat can help you save up to 10% on heating and cooling costs.
Clean or change your air filters regularly.
When your furnace or air conditioning filters are dirty or clogged, they can restrict air flow. This makes your HVAC system work harder to keep your home at the ideal temperature, which can waste energy and drive your electricity costs through the roof. To ensure optimal efficiency, make sure that you check your air filters at least once a month. If they appear to be dirty or clogged, change or clean the air filter so that you can restore efficiency.
Replace light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs.
Replacing your old, energy-sucking light bulbs is one of the easiest ways that you can save more energy in your home this year. Energy-efficient halogen incandescent, CFL, and LED light bulbs can help you reduce your home energy use by up to one-third. Though replacing your light bulbs will require an initial investment of purchasing the new bulbs, you will be amazed at the amount of energy you will save over time, which translates to lower energy bills.
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