The fall is around the corner. It is quite natural to prepare our homes for the holiday season ahead and counter the expenses associated with it. Fall is indeed a great time to save money and get ready for the celebrations ahead.
Here are some simple ways to save money around the house this fall:
1. Go High-Tech to Reduce Your Heating Bills
Set your thermostat as low as possible; say 2 to 3 degrees during the day time. This will help you save some cash on your heating bills. At times, you may forget to set back your temperature, so install a smart, programmable thermostat to make the job easier.
2. Give a Break to Your Fireplace
Being around the fireplace feels good during the fall, but it can cost you more. For some houses, it does not produce sufficient heat. The blazing fire can quickly send hot air outside through your chimney and replace it with cold air, creating the need to rely on heating systems.
3. Optimize Your Fridge and Freezer
Check your fridge’s door seals, as a loose seal can steep out the cold air, wasting energy and causing your fridge to work harder. One way to check the door seals is by performing the dollar-bill test. Close the refrigerator door so that a dollar bill in the door is half in and half out. If you can easily pull out the bill, you may need to have the door seals fixed or replaced by a professional.
4. Maintain Your Heating System
Schedule a full service for your heating system before you use it. Replace your furnace and air filters every two months or as needed. A well-maintained heating system can work efficiently and lower heating bills.
5. Find and Seal Leaks
Examine your crawl spaces and attic basement for any leaks and seal them immediately. Apply caulking between the walls and frames if you notice any leaks around your windows and doors. Plugging the leaks will prevent hot air from escaping.
These are a few handy ways in which you can save money around your house this fall. MDS Inc. is available for all mail and delivery services. Located in Southern California, we offer custom courier and mail delivery services in Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Irvine. Contact us today for more information.