As summer is quickly approaching, homeowners may be looking to make some improvements. While not everyone will have time for renovations, Freshome offers advice on eco-friendly tips that can also help save money this summer.
When it comes to electricity, residents with homes in Los Angeles County and other parts of Southern California may rely heavily on air conditioning and fans to keep them cool. The increased use of these appliances can cause monthly utility bills to rise, so the source suggests alternatives including darkening window treatments or blinds to keep homes comfortable.
Lawn maintenance may also be a task to complete in the summer, but there are many ways homeowners can save water. Freshome advises homeowners to water early in the morning, when the sun will absorb less water, allowing landscapes to flourish. In the house, homeowners can switch standard showerheads for low-flow options to help save money.
To ensure the cool air provided by air conditioning units stays in, homeowners should make sure their home has an adequate amount of insulation while sealing up leaks around windows and doors will also keep cool air in. The source notes people can save up to 25 percent off energy bills with the addition of caulking and weather-stripping.