When you find a $5 or $10 bill, you will definitely bend over to pick it up, wouldn’t you? Well, without much more effort than that, we certainly have some useful money saving tips that will help you save few hundred bucks without much fuss. And, relax we won’t suggest you buying any cheap stuff or make you compromise on your lifestyle. A little cautious approach from your end and you will end up saving with lot of money in your wallet or in your bank account.
Most often, we tend to lead budget conscious lifestyle where we often focus our attention on bigger expenditure’s and ignore smaller ones. Hence, we have short-listed few lows and highs to bring you the best money saving tips.
1. Paint your roof white
As far as possible paint your roof with white color. This will not only allow more natural light inside your home, but also will cut down on your electricity bill. Dark colored roof absorb more heat and hence make your room more warmer.
2. Planting trees help reduce temperature
Plant more trees as far as possible in and around your home/apartment especially in the north and northwest directions. Planting trees not only keep the environment cool, but also leads to greenery. Trees certainly block amount of sunlight entering your home and will also keep your mind and soul calm and refreshed.
3. Change to LEDs
A LED bulb can be more cost effective when compared to a conventional bulb. These energy saving devices cuts costs on your monthly electricity bills and lasts longer. They are also environment friendly. A 8 watt LED bulb is equivalent to a 60 watt conventional bulb. Switch to LEDs and see the difference it makes to your yearly power bills.
4. Keep your A/C temperature optimum
Always adjust your air-conditioner such that they do not consume more power. Do remember to adjust the temperature of your air-conditioner to 20 degrees Celsius in winters and 26 degrees Celsius in summer. Anything above or below can consume more power wastage. Hence by keeping your air-conditioner at optimum temperature, you tend to save a lot on monthly power bills. Isn’t that sounds great!!!
5. Close your bathroom closets
Close your bathroom closets when not in use. By doing so, one can save a lot of energy. By closing the closets in your bathroom, you can save upto Rs. 1800 a year. Doesn’t this simple method sound a saving grace for you!!!
6. Opt for Rain Water Harvesting
As far as possible tap the resources of nature. Install a rainwater harvesting plant in your home or a society and make the most of it. Instead of using your tap water for watering your plants in the garden, opt for rainwater harvesting. By this, one can save a lot on the water bills.
7. Use low-flow shower-head
Adjust your shower-head for a low-flow in your bathroom. A low flow shower-head consumes little water and one can save as much as INR 900 a year. It also helps you conserve water by 40% or more as water is precious.
8. Wash clothes only in full load
Wash your clothes in a washing machine only when the load is full. Do not put few clothes for washing on daily basis. By this, one can save a lot on power bills.
9. Switch off devices when not in use
Do make it a point to switch off all electrical appliances when not in use. It is observed that certain amount of energy is consumed even when the appliance is not running. Also, do not forget to unplug all electrical devices when leaving your home or before going to bed. Remove the charger from the socket of your phone and laptop. This enhances the battery life.
10. Always opt for an ISI marked appliances
Electrical devices marked with ISI certification is a must for your home or apartment. The label conforms that a product is certified by Indian Standard Institutes. Be it electrical switches, motors, wires, cables, heaters, geysers or any kitchen appliances. Appliances with ISI certification stands for quality and safety from all aspects.
Hope these simple yet effective money saving tips would have been useful for conserving energy and help you save in the long run.