Do you love saving money? Or remodeling your home, maybe both? Well, these home improvements below will save you money and help you upgrade your home.
Upgrade Your Appliances
It’s sometimes necessary to spend a little money in order to save money. If you’re changing appliances as part of your makeover, look into high-efficiency models. Because newer technology can significantly reduce utility bills, the hefty initial expenses may pay off in the long term.
Install High LED Bulbs
Ditching incandescent bulbs for LED bulbs can help you save money on your utility bills and monthly payments. That family vacation you have been dreaming about is within reach if you are willing to make some sacrifices and go for this upgrade. High LED bulbs don’t need regular replacement, they can last up to 10 years and you can save yourself some money if you consider using them.
Install Low Flow Shower Heads
Since quite a few rooms utilize water, the water bill is a significant element of your monthly spending as a homeowner. Simple upgrades can save money on your water bill. There’s a significant usage change in the amount and energy used to heat the water when you consider using low flow shower heads. In doing so, there’s a noticeable change in utility spending.
Install Ceiling Fans
Most people turn on the air conditioner to keep it cool during the summer season. While living in an air-conditioned home is pleasant, running the air conditioner all day is costly. Ceiling fans in the living room, dining room, and bedrooms are a quick, long-term cure and can cut your AC expenses by a quarter. Even if air conditioning costs were reduced by a few cents, ceiling fans would still be worth it. Switching off the fans while the rooms are unoccupied is important, this saves lots of energy which leads to reduced bill costs. The ceiling fans have blades that can have their direction reversed in summer and can start pulling air up which is more efficient in circulating air.
Seal Leaky Doors And Windows
Small breaches around windows and doors allow your expensive heated or cooled air to escape into the open air. Air leaks around your windows and doors can add 10% to your heating expenditures, according to the US Department of Energy. Indoor air quality is improved and energy maintenance is less costly when the leaky doors and windows are sealed.
Change Your HVAC Filters
Filters in your furnace and air conditioner catch airborne allergens and dust, allowing you to breathe cleaner air. While using the furnace or air conditioning, these filters should be changed every few months. Changing filters on a regular basis can also help you save money on your electricity bills, because filthy filters make your furnace or HVAC systems work harder and consume more energy. Furnaces are designed to last for approximately 15-20 years with regular maintenance. This can save you money since you won’t have to take from your savings just to install a new furnace or HVAC system.
Regardless of your budget, the cost of a home remodeling can easily spiral out of control. If you have some DIY experience but want to step it up a level, now is the time!
If you decide to remodel, keep in mind the energy-saving tips. Make more room in the master by adding a queen mattress (which measures 60″W and 80″L) instead of a king. This is also the perfect opportunity to incorporate the LED bulbs and fans.
Obviously, this is one of the most cost-effective ways to save money when renovating your home. But sometimes some things need experienced professionals. Whether you hire a professional or go DIY, these six improvements aren’t just simple, but they can save you money in the long run.
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