When the budget gets tight, it can be hard to know where to cut the costs. The good news is that there are actually some simple tips that can make a big difference. At Half Price Drapes, we want to help you start out the new year saving money.
Make sure your home is weather proofed
In the lead up to winter, there’s a lot of talk about winterizing homes – and it’s important. But it’s just as important to make sure your home is insulated for the summer months too. After all, you don’t want to let cooled air escape your home or allow heat to come in. You’ll find plenty of options at your local hardware store, but don’t forget that window treatments can play a big part. Heavier curtains like velvet curtains help keep your home at the ideal temperature.
Plant new trees
If you plan to live in your home for years to come, then planting some trees today could pay off as quickly as five years from now. Many people don’t realize that it’s actually not that expensive to buy and plant a tree, and in some municipalities, the city will actually plant a tree for free. Once your trees fill out, they can help to keep your home shaded and comfortable.
Take a look at your roof
There are many different roofing materials, all of which have different properties. You likely don’t want to reroof your entire house just to save money, but you can invest in roof coatings. They can include reflecting properties that will help reduce the heat absorbed. You can also do some simple maintenance that will help your roof last longer, to ensure you don’t have a surprise roof replacement bill in the future. Just cleaning it off and washing it down once a year can make a big difference.
Check your home for leaks
A single tap that drips a single drop of water once a second could significantly raise your water bill for the year. The first way to find a leak is to simply listen for the sound of water when water isn’t being used. If you hear it, then there’s likely a leak. You can also look for excess moisture cialis generique ligne. If you’re not sure if you have a leak, or are concerned that you do, contact your local plumber right away.