What could be better than improving your home and saving money on your bills at the same time? You get a better looking home and you end up paying less in the long run when you get those bills through the post. Here’s how you can do it!
Replace Old Appliances
Take a look at your old appliances and work out whether they need to be replaced. If they’ve been in the house for more than 10 years, chances are they do. Newer appliances will cost you quite a bit more to replace, but the good thing is, they’re energy star rated. This means that they’ll cost you less to run. Although you’re parting with money initially, eventually they’ll begin to pay for themselves! Appliances that work better and save you money, what more could you want?
Use Different Light Bulbs
Something as simple as changing to I am LED light bulbs could save you a fortune on lighting your home. If the light bulbs that you use now aren’t energy saving bulbs, you’re spending way more money than you need to. Energy saving bulbs will be just as bright, but not as expensive to run. Many of them last a lot longer too! Don’t worry about them looking different, you won’t be able to tell a difference at all.
Pick a Different Shower Head
Your shower head can make or break your water usage, although you might not realise it. By investing in a rain style shower head, not only will your water bill reduce substantially, you’ll get a more relaxing shower too! It’s definitely worth considering if you take a lot of showers. It might not make as much a difference as some home improvements, but the little things really add up. You can even go for a more tropical rain shower head, so that you still feel invigorated after your shower.
Insulate the Loft
Is your loft insulated properly? Many home owners don’t realise that their home isn’t. Get a professional to take a look and advise you. This way, you’ll save money on your heating bill. You won’t need the thermostat up as high, and the heat won’t escape as quickly. You may even be eligible for free insulation depending on where you live. Make sure you look into it!
Choose New Curtains
Something as simple as choosing a new pair of curtains can improve the look of a room and save you money. The right pair of curtains will insulate a room further, meaning that you stay nice and toasty whatever the weather. Make sure they cover your windows properly and that there are no gaps.
Use these tips and not only will you improve your home, you’ll save so much money on bills too. Leave a comment if you’ve used any and let us know how they worked for you. If you have some of your own you think would be useful, leave a comment about that too. Come back for more advice soon!