Nearly everyone in the country has a problem with saving money at the moment. It’s not just because the wages are terrible. People have a habit of spending money they don’t have. If they buy something with a credit card it almost seems like it’s free.
Anyone with Jewish grandparents will have been taught about saving money from a young age. It’s likely you have your own home now but have you learned how to save money on your energy bills. Let’s discuss a few ways you’ll be able to do it.
Seal Up All Your Little Holes
A Toronto windows company was recently talking about filling in holes between the windows and frames. This was because when a selection of people was surveyed they assumed their windows were perfectly fine.
Hardly anyone knows there are gaps at the edges of windows. They’re so small to be seen with the naked eye. Unfortunately, they do exist and they’re wasting your money, so they’ll need to be closed up.
Start Unplugging Your Appliances
They told you leaving appliances on standby was okay because it didn’t use lots of power. Well, it actually accounts for around 10 percent of the power they all consume on a daily basis right now.
You can put an end to it by unplugging anything you’re not using. All the money you save will make a difference over time. You just have to get into the habit of unplugging everything after you’re finished.
Take Advantage Of Natural Light
You can keep your rooms warm like they used to do in the past. If someone wanted to heat up their room during winter they would keep their curtains open. Just because it’s cold it doesn’t mean the sun isn’t shining.
You could do the exact opposite at night when the sun disappears. Heat would normally escape through the windows, but closing the curtains would trap it inside. You wouldn’t need to rely on the central heating.
Build Your Own Low-Flow Toilet
Low-flow toilets hardly use any water versus traditional ones, yet they still do their job properly. They’re expensive so you don’t need to buy your own. You can build one on your own pretty easily.
Take a bottle and fill it with sand. Once you drop it into the toilet tank it will stop it from filling with as much water. Low-flow shower heads are amazing too, but they’re cheap enough for anyone to buy.
Wash Your Clothes In Cold Water
Estimates show around 90 percent of the energy you use washing your clothes is wasted heating up the water. It’s even worse because you can actually wash clothes in cold water unless they’re extremely dirty.
If you don’t believe it’s possible to test it out yourself. You’ll see lots of cold water detergents in the supermarket you can use. If you have a large family your energy bills will drop considerably.
These Tips Are Only The Beginning
Anyone who really wants to get into the habit of saving energy at home could spend years doing things. There is so much more we could have talked about, but start with these first and see what happens.