Many people are looking for ways to save money. Instead of giving up things we enjoy like going out to eat or enjoying a latte on the way to work, a few simple Homeowner maintenance tasks that you can do yourself can keep you flush in gourmet coffee.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, reducing air drafts in your home can potentially save up to 30 percent per year in energy costs. In addition to the monetary savings, you’ll also notice that your home will be more comfortable. Here are a few places that you should routinely check for potential air leaks:
The size and location of the opening will determine whether you should use caulk, weather stripping or expandable spray foam to seal the leak.
Water heaters account for 17 percent of the average home’s energy, consuming more than all other household appliances combined, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Anything you can do to save hot water is money in your pocket. By adapting a few of your household routines, you can easily decrease your hot water usage:
By implementing a few of these suggestions, you’ll be on your way to cutting your energy usage – giving you a little extra cash to splurge on something you want!