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Money-saving tends to be one of the most commonly forgotten sides when having a new home.  Most new homeowners are excited to move in their new houses. In concert with this fervor is the sentiment of the expenses that they can expend on their new households.

Of course, there are lots to manage in your home, including your utilities, and appliances, among others. And these entail finances for maintenance and monthly utility bills. To contribute ideas on these subjects, we provided some hints that we think can help you lay aside money:

1. Install ceiling fans in the rooms

Ceiling fans are more energy-efficient than installing an aircon in each room of your house. You may install ceiling fans in the living area and in your bedrooms.

This fan usually provides enough air that can cool a room. It is suited for those who have new homes for the foremost time. Aircon consumes much energy and might surge your monthly electric bill. In the meantime, you can buy a strong ceiling fan and use it in your new home. This money-saving hack does not only save you some money with electric efficiency. It also helps you have a good back-up should there be any problems with the airconditioner. 

2. Use LED light bulbs

Make certain that all your lightings are equipped with LED light bulbs. This is because LED is energy efficient and you can save energy a mass. You may as well opt for compact fluorescent illumination. And never use incandescent bulbs because these use up much energy. LED and fluorescent also last longer. Hence, you can do money-saving instead of buying new bulbs always.

3. Opt for energy-efficient appliances

A fresh house is decidedly in need of new conveniences. And it’s time to purchase. When buying, take into account buying appliances that are energy efficient. Choosing energy-efficient appliances is one of the best money-saving techniques that you can do. You will know this by the energy label attached to the back of the appliances. The more the number of ticks the more it is energy efficient. These appliances consume less energy that may aid in bringing down your monthly electrical bill.

4. Minimise the temperature of the water heater

The water heater consumes much energy, particularly if the temperature is high. To preserve energy and money, you may lower the temperature of the water heater in a room that can warm you. Likewise, if you think the weather is not that cold, you may avoid using water heater from time to time.

5. Use smart home devices

You can instantly automate your home using smart devices such as a smart timer plug, smart bulbs, and smart thermostat, among others. Smart timer plug can help in energy saving by plugging your appliances and conveniences at the scheduled time. Normally, you forget to unplug your appliances and appliances. The smart plug can stop the energy consumption, even though your devices are plugged.

Similarly, smart thermostat can adjust automatically the temperature in your house. Meanwhile, you can check and manage your lighting with bright bulbs, especially if you have forgotten to reverse off your light. These smart home devices can reach your home energy efficient, thus lowering your monthly electrical bill.

6. Use solar lamps

Solar lamps are good bargains and can indeed aid in cutting energy use. You can charge your solar lamps during hot or sunny days. Then, use them at night. Thus, instead of using a lamp shade or light at night, you may utilise the solar lamp. This can save you an amount of money.

7. Check for water leaks

Before you go in, make sure that you look into all your fixtures for possible water leaks. Open the faucets and check the water and plumbing pipes. Water leaks are a dissipation and can increase your water account. In one illustration, you have water leaks in your water and plumbing system, call an experienced water plumber to repair the leaks right out.

8. Avoid using the dryer

A dryer is applied once or twice a week, and this can indeed add to your monthly electric bill. There is another alternative for this. You may hang your clothes outside or air dry them. Hence, save lots of money. Also, your clothes will dry efficiently from the sun’s beams.  

9. Provide a recycling bin

Buy a recycling bin for recyclable materials such as paper, glass, and tin cans. Then, collect them and bring them to the nearest recycling center. There are recycling centers that pay for these recyclable materials. In this way, you can save money as well as help in preserving the environment.

10. Get promo codes

On that point are some home stores or depots that offer promotions with discount on all their merchandise. As a new homeowner, you will buy home essentials for use of your family. Getting some promo codes can save you lots of money when you purchase the things you need in your home. Some of these promotions have 20 to 30% price reduction. This is a huge money-saving that you can use for other functions.

The home appliance stores that offer promo codes include the Courts Online Store, Best Denki Waterway Point, Electrolux S.E.A. Pte. Ltd., Best Denki Junction 8, and Harvey Norman Singapore, among others. You may check out other home appliance stores that offer promotions or promo codes from time to time. These include Mega Discount Store and Mayer, among others.

The expenses you have in buying and moving into a new home is quite huge already. In all likelihood, you have little savings left. To regain from this, you may do the above saving money hacks that can aid you to establish first your new dwelling house and continue living well.

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