From higher gas prices to more expensive groceries, it’s no secret that the cost of living has risen in recent months. If you are like many families, you may be feeling the effects of these increases. While you can’t control the cause of some of these costly issues, there are a few simple and economical things you can do around your home to help make your budget go a bit further. Here are a few basic tips to help you save more and stress less.
Stay Energy Efficient
While the amount of your monthly electric and natural gas bills may seem like a relatively fixed cost, there are things you can do to improve efficiency. Be sure to change the air filters in your HVAC unit every other month. Invest in energy-efficient light bulbs for lamps and light fixtures. Have all of your home appliances regularly inspected to make sure they are in peak operating condition. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) indicates that following these practices can help you save hundreds of dollars annually.
Run Full Loads
Always be sure your washing machine and dishwasher are full before running them. This might mean that your favorite pair of pants may be ready to wear a bit later but it also means that you will probably have a few extra dollars to keep in your pockets. When transferring laundry to the dryer, clean the vent to help clothes dry faster and with less energy use. Small efforts and slight inconveniences can add up to big savings around your home.
Invest in a Water Filtration Device
Install a water filtration device in your kitchen. These relatively inexpensive systems can help to purify your home’s water and improve its taste, while reducing your grocery bills by eliminating your need for bottled water. That’s good for your budget – and good for the environment, too. Best of all, you and your family can enjoy the taste of clean drinking water for a minimal investment.
Install a WaterCop System
Sometimes the best way to save money is to prevent costly damage from happening in your home. Preventable water damage is now one of the most common causes of home insurance claims which can lead to higher premiums. Nearly 25% of all homeowners have experienced significant water damage from plumbing connection breaks and continuous flow leaks – which can also lead to higher water bills. You can protect your property from this potentially catastrophic damage. WaterCop monitors high-risk plumbing locations where 94% of all leaks occur. You’ll not only save money in the long run, you also enjoy invaluable peace of mind.
Following these tips can help you ease the pain of higher costs of living. If you would like to learn more about what WaterCop has to offer, we invite you to explore the details within our website or feel free to contact us at 800-545-3636.