Life should be spent well, but sometimes we feel like we’re working only to pay our bills. This is not how we should be spending our lives. If we work, we should be able to enjoy the fruits of our labor. We’re going to hack our way to that vacation we’ve always wanted to take. So, I started implementing some of the changes I’m going to share with you and it was definitely worth it and it paid off.
Get Smart With Lighting
Lighting can be a quick way to improve your home’s energy efficiency as there’s plenty of ideas to try.If your still using incandescent light bulbs, change them asap to either Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) or Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Both emit just as much light yet use a fraction of energy. If you’re constantly fighting with family members to turn off lights, then consider installing motion detectors or something like the Lineway Ceiling Light Motion Sensor, which combines an LED light with a motion sensor.
Replace Your Refrigerator Seal
Sometimes refrigerator and freezer seals get worn out. This can lead to energy loss and food spoilage. Place a dollar bill in between the door, if you can pull it out then it’s time for your seal to be replaced. You’ll also want to clean out the dust bunnies from under your refrigerator. This will ensure your refrigerator is running as efficiently as possible so you can save on utility bills. It will also keep your fridge running longer so you can get your money’s worth out of your purchase.
Adjust Your Temperature
Depending on your location and the season, a simple action such as adjusting your thermostat by just a few degrees can result in hundred of dollars in savings! This can also be a great idea for your refrigerator. To keep your food fresh and save more money, you can keep your refrigerator at a temperature of 38 degrees C and your freezer at 5 degrees C.