Home Maintenance Tricks That Will Save You Money This Summer

by crblog - July 26th, 2018.
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Looking to cut costs around the house and keep cool this summer? With one of the hottest summers we’ve had in Texas, Craig Ranch is here to provide you with some home maintenance tips and tricks to lighten the load on your wallet while also helping you keep cool!

Set Your Ceiling Fans

This home savings tip might surprise you: ceiling fans can spin in two different directions! When your ceiling fan doesn’t seem to be effectively cooling the room down, it might be spinning the wrong way. During the summer, you’ll want to make sure your fan spins counterclockwise, causing the air to be pushed down, ultimately helping to cool you off. Something as simple as this can help save on air conditioning costs.

Window Treatments

Sunlight that seeps into your home through open windows can heat the indoor air significantly. This forces your air conditioner to work even harder than it has to so you can stay cool. To make sure your home stays as cool as possible, invest in blinds or blackout curtains and close them to help your home maintain a cool temperature during times of peak heat.

Clean appliances

One of the lesser known tips to save money this summer is cleaning the dust and debris out of the vents and grates of your appliances. This small task will help them perform better and more efficiently, which helps cut costs. Appliances you should regularly clean out include your dishwasher, refrigerator and washing machine!

Change AC Filters

Normally, you should change your AC filters every 2-3 months. However, the extreme Texas heat makes your air conditioner work much harder, so filters should be changed every month during the summer. If you do this, you can ensure your air filter is working at 100%, avoiding a higher bill.

Change Your Light Bulbs

The easiest way to save money AND energy is to make the switch from traditional light bulbs to energy-efficient LED light bulbs. LED bulbs can cut your electricity bill down drastically and will last much longer than the traditional bulbs.

Saving money on bills during the summer isn’t as difficult as it may seem! These easy home savings tips can cut down your summer costs drastically and, most importantly, keep you cool!

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