I reside on a very tight budget and am always doing everything I can to save.
I clip coupons, shop sales, and take advantage of discounts.
I make sure that the many windows in the house are caulked, and that all in the exterior doors have weatherstripping. I’m sure so conscientious about saving money that unplug appliances when they will not be in use. I run fans to push the heat toward the bottom of the house during the winter, and to aid the heat to escape during summer months. I am diligent about having a professional HVAC contractor service the heating and cooling equipment on an annual basis to ensure peak efficiency and additionally reliability. At one time, I would always set my thermostat so low the winter, that I needed to wear a coat in the house to keep warm. I tried going all winter without running the furnace. In the summer, I never fired up the air conditioner, preferring to suffer in the heat and humidity. Then my HVAC contractor recommended installing a smart thermostat to better comfort and trim my electric bills. Investing in the smart thermostat has made a vital difference in my budget. Because I am operating the HVAC equipment a lot more wisely, I have minimized my expenses while maximizing my everyday comfort. I no longer operate the furnace or air conditioner when I’m not home or asleep. The thermostat activates the heating and cooling system when I’m about to come home and sets the house on the perfect temperature. The thermostat moreover reminds me about filter changes and maintenance needs, and offers energy saving tips.