The Most Common Home Mistakes That Are Costing You Money!

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Running a home is expensive. First, there’s the mortgage and all the bills to pay. Then all the other stuff like furnishings, decoration, and repairs. But did you know there are some common mistakes that most people make around the home that is costing them unnecessary money? Read on to find out what they are so you can avoid them.


Wasting Water

If you are on a water meter then wasting water is costing you directly. But even if you are not on a meter, it still costs to collect, filter and distribute the water to your home. The more water you use, the more it costs the water company. This means that they will pass this onto the consumer in higher prices.

Typical wastes of water are washing only one item, instead of a full load. Having dripping faucets, and letting gray water drain away instead of using it in the garden.

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With a few small changes, you can stop wasting water in your home. Take a shower instead of a bath. Put the plug in so you can see how much water you are using. This will help you use less.

Use gray water from your washing machine or baths to water the garden. If you don’t like the idea of this, then get a water butt and collect rainwater to do this instead.

Wasting Heat

Another common waste of money is heating a home that is not insulated correctly. As fast as you are pumping heat into your property, it is escaping. This means it doesn’t hold a stable temperature, so you use much more energy to keep it as a temperate heat.

Deal with this by checking for any draft or cracks and sealing them with caulking. Check that your windows are double or even triple glazed. This is a very effective at holding heat in because between each layer of glass is a heat insulating gas.

Relying on Traditional Energy Methods

If all of your electricity come from the grid, then you are probably paying more than you have to.

A way around this is to install an alternative method of harvesting power in your own home. Some people choose solar panels like the ones available from Semper Solaris. While others prefer to install wind turbines to generate their power.

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Not Cooking Efficiently

Now we have ovens that heat up quickly; it’s very easy just to use it to cook what we need at that time. However, a lot of this heat that we are paying to produce is getting wasted. In the old days, they used to cook puddings in the residual heat of the oven, which ensure that it was all being used efficiently.

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They also just bought the food they needed, so they rarely had leftovers. Even if they did, they would all be used for another meal. Applying these principles can save you a packet on food waste, which is great for your pocket and the environment too.



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