Small improvements for your home that payback

March 30th, 2010 § 0

There are minor improvements that you can do for your home that you seem to ignore. These things will cost you some money but looking at the long haul, they will pay you back a few folds. We listed some tips that you can consider doing for your own home:

Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can save you a lot of money in a year. Imagine all you have to do is really program it. Let us say you want to make the house cooler while your family sleeps and start to increase the temperature when you are about to prepare for work or school. These gadgets are very easy to operate and you can get one for less than $100.

Use CFL

CFL’s are those compact fluorescents that you see in the home store. These white twirled light bulbs which may cost less than $2 can actually save you about $60 in its lifetime. Imagine if you have 40 bulbs at home. That spells big savings.

Low-Flow Showerheads

We consume a lot of water when we turn that shower on. You can still have a great, relaxing shower when you use low-flow showerheads which can save trim 40% of your water consumption. When you use these showerheads in your household, you can actually help the planet by saving about 8,000 gallons of H20 every year.

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Low-Flow Toilet

Getting a low-flow toilet will not involve draining your bank account. A set that gulps less than 2 gallons of water per flush will cost you less than $400. Buy one and you will be seeing your water bill plunging down as well.

Insulation

A major portion of heat or cooling loss will be through your ceiling, walls, or floors. About 45% of the energy is lost because of a poorly insulated house. The easiest one to address will be your attic. It can be a weekend project that you can do by yourself. You can buy insulation materials and get some tax credits for doing so.

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