Saving Money at Home

Converser By Converser, 27th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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In this time of recession and job loss, what can you do with your house to ensure you're not wasting any money?

Turn Down the Heating

It's easy enough to keep yourself warm during the cold winter months without heating. It's far cheaper to invest in a jumper once, rather than keep your heating on for most of the time during the colder parts of the year. A simple jumper or blanket will do the job just as well and is far, far cheaper. Also, if you have a fireplace and access to lots of free firewood (a nearby forest), then this can be another replacement for a central heating system.

Insulated Windows

Your windows offer the most open way of losing heat in your house. Invest in getting double paned, insulated windows. This ensures that the warmth is kept inside your house, rather than escaping through your window. This means that when you do have your heating on, you can keep it at a lower setting so that you save money.

Cut Unnecessary TV Packages

A lot of television companies will charge you money for numerous packages. You pay for movies, sports, news and entertainment. But if you don't watch a lot of sports, or watch one movie a month, then ask if you can have those channels and packages cut from your service to save money. It's a small sacrifice that can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Air Dry Your Clothes

During the Summer and Spring, don't dry your clothes in a tumble dryer. Hang them out on a washing line instead. That way the sun and wind will dry your clothes for you, saving you money and also ensuring a fresher wardrobe.

Unplug Electronics

It's a little known fact that electronic equipment continues to use up to 50% of their power when switched off, so long as they are still plugged in. When going to bed at night, unplug everything which is expendable. A phone or laptop charge still consumes enormous amounts of power when plugged in, even if they aren't charging anything. Unplug your television and your kettle. Make sure anything which doesn't have to have power going to it is unplugged, or at the very least unplug your phone and computers chargers.

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Efficient, Energy, Expense, Heat, Home, House, Money Saving

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author avatar Judy Sheldon
6th Jul 2010 (#)

Yes, we call them vampires (those things that continue to use energy when plugged in and turned off)!

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author avatar Retired
8th Jul 2010 (#)

great ideas here, and yes turning off things is a great way to save.

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author avatar Mr Arrogant
9th Jul 2010 (#)

Felt good reading your article

great work done!

Thanks for the share!

Will look forwards for more articles like this from you ! So will be visiting your page for other good articles like this one!

Regards,
Mr Arrogant

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author avatar Mr Arrogant
9th Jul 2010 (#)

Felt good reading your article

great work done!

Thanks for the share!

Will look forwards for more articles like this from you ! So will be visiting your page for other good articles like this one!

Regards,
Mr Arrogant

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