6 Easy DIY Projects to Save Money and The Environment
Did you know that you can truly save more money and energy in your home? Yes, that’s true. With a few repairs you can go green right in your home.
Do you want your monthly utility bills to lessen? Then why not try some minor repairs that will add up to major savings in the future. Start with a little elbow grease and watch the savings begin. Let’s see some fix-it items that will trim down your energy consumption and your carbon footprint:
1. Repair the leaky faucet. Have you been hearing the dripping sound lately? You might have left the faucet open so try closing it. If it still drips then it’s time to repair it by getting a new washer or investing in a new fixture. This will save you more money but it will be worth the investment.
2. Get low flow toilets. The new models are designed to use less water so we conserve more. Replace what you can to reduce the flow to a minimum. These models are affordable and investing in these toilets will pay off very soon.
3. Install energy-efficient shower heads. Invest in a new streamlined shower heads. The modern ones use less water so we conserve more. Installing this is affordable and easy that someone who can hold a wrench can do it!
4. Seal up drafty windows and doors. Try using double or triple-paned windows. But also there are other ways to keep the draft from penetrating. One way is to install drapes as they are economical as well as they help you keep the cold air out in the winter and the warm air out in the summer. Make sure your windows are properly caulked and place some draft guards at the bottom of the window panes and at the bottom of the doors. This will help lessen the amount of heat or cool air that break out underneath.
5. Use a programmable thermostat. This can save you money. You can choose when the house should be at what temperature. You can plan the thermostat at times you are not at home or going to bed to adjust for the most energy efficient level. Some of these programmable thermostats come with locks, covers, or codes so other people won’t be able to change the temperature up and down.
6. Always clean your refrigerator coils. Did you know that if you don’t clean this up, your refrigerator might overheat? Yes, if you don’t clean up the dust and dirt on the coil, this might happen and your refrigerator. So always clean it as it will help extend the life of your refrigerator and even saves money on your power bill. Cleaning it is just easy. You just have to pull the refrigerator out from the wall and vacuum the dust and dirt off the coils and the floor. Also, remove the front grate at the bottom and using a long soft brush, remove the dust that’s settled underneath the refrigerator.
To save money on your energy bill, try these simple maintenance repairs you can do around the house. It’s great to save money, but feels even better when we help our environment conserve our precious resources at the same time!
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