This summer’s going to be a hot one, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay for it! Some updates around the house will be super helpful and put your wallet at ease. Summertime in Florida means it’s time to crank up the air conditioners and get the water flowing. Make sure you don’t pay extra this summer just to keep cool. Start by saving money with these helpful home updates:
- “Low-Flow” Water Faucets
A simple way to kick off your summer savings plan is by cutting down on your sink’s water pressure. You don’t need the water pressure of Niagara Falls to wash a few dishes. Installing a new faucet with a low-flow feature will allow you to see your water bill get cut from around 25%-60%. Water is often over-used in the summer months, compensate by using less flow in your sink!
- Brand New Bulbs
Compact fluorescent lights are major money savers. Your old light bulbs may be costing you more than you realize. A simple switch to fluorescent lighting can save you up to 80% on your electric bill. Those are serious savings that you’re probably missing out on right now, jump on new bulb train and you’ll be saving too. The next time you flip on a light switch, consider how much more you’re spending with those out of date light bulbs.
- Seal Window Sills
Summer months in Florida are notorious for a major AC surge. Have you ever thought about your windows allowing this extra air to escape? Don’t let happen under your supervision and your dime. Keep the air inside your home and your money in your pocket by sealing each of your window sills. This simple quick fix will save your hard earned money and your cool air.
- Cool Down with Curtains
This may seem like a no brainer, but have you ever thought that adding curtains to your home may save you money? When you cool down with window fixtures, you won’t need to blast the air conditioning, which in turn saves you money. A hack for the summer everyone can enjoy.
Save money around the house and spend it elsewhere this summer! You’ll have awesome savings and an awesome summer. Cut down the cost of Florida summer living, and get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather… we definitely are. All of these improvements to your home will keep you and your wallet happy. Happy summer!