We’re always trying to help our buyers and sellers save some money, but no worries to #TheCastleFamily who has already found that dream home, we’re here to save you some money too! In fact, did you know you could save up to 25% on your energy costs alone with a couple small tweaks?! We have all the information to start adding some more money back into that pocketbook!
Switch to Energy Saving Light Bulbs
We know this one sounds so obvious but there are still many of our clients that have not switched over to Energy Saving Light Bulbs. Did you know by switching to energy-efficient light bulbs you could save up to 80% in energy costs? Just by switching your lightbulbs out? Yes, we understand they are a little more expensive, but they also outlast the traditional lightbulbs, typically by years! Add these light bulbs to your shopping list and start saving money almost instantly!
Wash Your Clothes in Warm/Cold Water
Changing your water temperature on your washing machine can save you a lot of money on your energy costs! This used to be slightly taboo, we know, however will newer technology the detergents are getting better and better, in fact, most detergents can be used in ANY water temperature! Not only will you start saving yourself some extra moola, you will also be helping the environment too! This one is such a win-win for everyone!
Use Mother Nature as Your Dryer
Have you ever laid in fresh sheets right off the clothesline?! If you haven’t, you’re seriously missing out on an incredible experience AND on some big money savings! Stop using the clothes dryer to dry your clothes and use mother nature instead! The amount of money you will save just by switching the dryer off will be enough to help supply the new clothes you’ll need from the weight loss of those extra steps! *wink wink* See what we did there, efficient, money saving and helping your body, all at the same time!
Clean Your HVAC Filters
When is the last time you cleaned your furnace filters? In the last 3 months? If you answered no, it’s time to get that changed right away! The dirtier those filters are in your HVAC unit the harder it has to work to circulate air throughout your house. By simply cleaning your filters regularly, every 90 days is recommended, you can save your furnace some extra years and your wallet some extra change!
Get Off Those Gadgets and Get Outside
We know putting down our gadgets is good for our, our mental health and our overall well-being, but did you know it could be good on our pocketbook too? The less we are on those gadgets, the less they need to be plugged in and the less energy they need to consume. This makes for a great excuse to get your family off the couch, turn off the TV, leave the gadgets inside and get outside for some good old fashioned family fun!
There are so many great ways to cut energy costs to save yourself a little extra money but to also have a smaller footprint on the world! Think we’re missing some energy savers, email us at [email protected] – we’d love to hear some more ideas!