Moving to new house calls for a few checks to ensure you don’t lose money in few minute things that are usually ignored. Moving is an expensive task and you have already spent a lot while moving, you definitely need to go through few of the following points which can help you save your hard earned money. When you have just started unpacking and placing things, the whole house is empty for you, so this is the perfect time to go through a checklist that can help you save money and energy.
- Check the insulation: Insulation helps in keeping your home warm. It lets your heater to be set at low temperature that consumes less energy. Look around, if you have unfinished attic, then you must get at least a four inch insulation fixed up there. The thickness of the insulation can change as per the area you are living in. In far northern part of United States six inches are required.
- Water Heater Blanket: Get a blanket for the water heater, though most of the modern heaters are well insulated, but some are better insulated than the others and many are not insulted at all. Blankets help in maintaining the water temperature. This will gradually help you save money by lowering your electricity bill.
- Lower the Temperature of the Hot Water Heater: The optimum temperature of the hot water heater is 120 degrees Fahrenheit (55 deg Celsius). Lower the temperature and help reduce the size of your bills.
- Check the water pipes: Exposed water pipes lose heat while they move water from your heater to your faucet. Insulating them makes a difference of almost two to four degree in the temperature of the water.
- Programmable Thermostat: You would find all these pretty expensive when you have already spent a lot on house removals Bristol and Frome, but these expenditures will definitely help to save money and will gradually payoff. The programmable thermostat,, for instance allows you to schedule automatic increase and decrease in your home’s temperature. This helps you to save quite a bit of energy. This device will help you control cooling in summers and heating in winters
- Say No To Clothes Dryer: Clothes dryers very convenient but eat a lot of energy. You can avoid the use of clothes dryer and think of placing clothes dryer in the laundry room.
- Water Leakage: Check all pipes, faucets and under sink plumbing for leakage. Water is a precious liquid that supports life, you must never waste water. Leakage check will help you save water and also save on water bill.
- Air Handling Filter: Always replace you air filter when you first move your air handling filter.
- Look for vents: Make sure that your vents are unobstructed and dust free. Blocked vents lead to heating and cooling overtime. This ultimately can cause an increase in energy bill. Also air seal your room, look for the places in the room from where the air is leaking. This can decrease temperature of room in winters and increase temperature in summers.
- CFL/LED Lights: CFL and LED bulbs help you save a lot of money on energy. This is worth an investment. You have to pay little more than the other bulbs upfront for long term profits.
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