8 Tips for Saving on Summer Bills
The warmer months provide plenty of opportunities to save money and minimize costs so you can maximize summer fun. By taking advantage of seasonal possibilities and restructuring your daily routine, you can possibly save hundreds or thousands of dollars per month. Here's how to start saving money on summer expenses:
1. Supplement your air conditioner
Reduce your overall air conditioning usage as much as possible by using floor and ceiling fans, which use substantially less electricity. Those in hot climates should utilize programmable thermostats, which can save up to 20% on energy bills. Replace your air filters on a regular basis as well. Dirty filters are less efficient and end up increasing cooling costs in your home.
2. Change up your laundry routine
Allow the warm summer air to dry your clothing for free instead of using your dryer. You can also run the washer with cool or cold water more often, which cleans your clothes just as well as warm or hot water. Changing your laundry routine is a simple approach to begin saving money on summer expenses.
3. Save money on food
Seasonal fruits and vegetables are less expensive than out-of-season items, so look for them in the grocery store or at local farmers' markets. It is also possible to produce your own herbs and veggies with very little effort and money. To add variety to your garden, swap items with your neighbors.
4. Cancel your gym membership - workout outdoors!
During the summer, consider putting your annual gym subscription on hold or freezing it. Use public parks, neighborhood trails, and free recreational facilities to get your workout in.
5. Think about when you water your garden
If your garden or landscape has to be watered frequently, do so in the morning or evening. Water evaporates more quickly during the warm hours, necessitating more frequent watering. Choose low-maintenance plants or rock gardens if you're planning new landscaping. Drought-tolerant landscapes should be sought by those who live in drier climates.
7. Save on electricity
Turn off the lights and open the windows, draperies, and curtains whenever possible. Eat, read, and take evening walks outside more often. Cooking outside is also more energy-efficient because it cuts down on appliance use and doesn't contribute extra heat to the house from the oven or stovetop.
8. Invest in a home energy monitor
PowerX is a non-invasive, easy-to-install sensor that monitors your home's power, water, and water heater usage and provides you with clear and precise information on which appliances are consuming the most energy. Simply knowing this information can save you up to $1,000 on your annual utility expenses.
PowerX provides fully automated smart home monitoring solutions using the energy-efficient LoRa connectivity standard. Our system helps you monitor and optimize energy consumption and proactively avoid disasters like major leaks.