During the summer time when kids are home; people are looking for any way to save money that they can. Savings ideas are important all year long but we will focus on the summer.
The days are gone when we can hit May and just go over to the air conditioner and turn it on and leave it on until mid September. The big charges are just hard to swallow now. You will want adjust its setting when you are out of town. Not every day in the summer is scorching hot. Some have breezes and cooler temperatures. These are the times to turn off the air conditioner. You can circulate the air with fans and that will help.
You may never have even known that your air conditioner has a filter. This filter needs to be changed about every three months.
Changing the inexpensive air filter can save you money in the long run. A clogged and dirty filter does not run efficiently because it blocks air flow and causes the unit to have to work harder.
Cooking inside can translate to extra heat in the house and higher costs. The stove and the oven can make your house very uncomfortable as well. A barbecue grill is a great way to cook outside and reduce your cooling costs in the summer.
Take your washed laundry and dry it outside. You will just need an old fashioned clothesline. Nothing works so well to dry as a summer breeze and sunshine.
A lower setting on your dryer is a good start if you can’t dry them on a clothesline. You might also try it on the air dry setting.
If you are planning a fall landscaping project, pre-plan and look for tools in the summer. They often are cheaper during this time. Planning ahead will save you money.
Summer savings can be had with these tips
Article written by Robert Shorn