If your New Year’s resolution is all about saving money, there are a lot of ways to go about it. You can work on budgeting, eating out less, thrifting, reusing, and other day-to-day strategies. But if you have high monthly bills, you may need to start out with a bigger investment.
Investing in home upgrades saves you money in the long run. Check out some of our advice for a more efficient home.
Choose High-Efficiency Appliances and Systems
Look for the ENERGY STAR label to help you assess how efficiently your new equipment (such as a dishwasher, air conditioner, or clothes dryer) will run. The yellow ENERGY STAR label contains useful information, such as:
- The size of the appliance equipment.
- Amount of energy consumed per year.
- How this compares to energy consumption of other appliances of the same size.
- The average cost of operation for a year.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
A new thermostat can make all the difference when it comes to energy efficiency, especially if your older thermostat is difficult to use. A smart thermostat allows you to make changes to the temperature no matter where you are. Forgot to adjust the temperature before a big trip? No problem! Lower the temperature from the airport, and save money while you’re away!
Repair Your Ducts
As it turns out, most air ducts have some level of leakage, which develops over time. It may be time to replace or repair your air ducts, which can help significantly cut the cost of heating and air conditioning. Don’t let air leak into your basement or crawlspace instead of moving into your home. Save money with an efficient set of ducts so air moves directly from your comfort system to your living space.
Find and Fix Water Leaks
When a faucet leaks at just one drip per second, it can mean around 3,000 gallons of water wasted in a year! Save money on your water bills by fixing faucet and showerhead leaks. Call plumbers for professional water leak detection services to find leaks that may not be so obvious.
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