Having an energy-efficient home can help you manage your finances massively. This is why we have conducted various studies to find out the best ways of managing your finances over a long period of time! Continue reading to check out 10 of our best tips when it comes to finances at home. Click here for our FAQ’s.
Save money on debt
You can reduce the amount of money you owe, which will lower your ongoing monthly expenses. Paying off your debt means fewer monthly bills to pay so you can start saving sooner. Find out more.
- Consider a bank transfer with a lower interest rate
- Request a credit card rate reduction
- Sells unused items
Cut down on your energy bills
It’s no secret we sometimes experience hot summers and cold winters, but throughout the year we plug in hundreds of gadgets. Technology has bought us various ways of improving energy efficiency.
- Install LED light bulbs into your home. These bulbs are around four times more efficient and last for many years. This will save you money on electricity costs and on buying new bulbs every few months.
- Unplug all unused electrical devices. We all know what’s like to leave things plugged in, even if we aren’t using them. Even if a device isn’t being used and is still plugged in, a small amount of electricity is still being used.
- Install energy-efficient windows. This will help to minimise the amount of energy and heat is lost through poorly insulated windows. If you have an extension, consider eco rooflights with a U-Value of 0.65.
Make Updating Your Home an Investment
When it comes to updating your home, whether that is to improve your comfort or to fix problems within the house, in order to save money, you should invest in making good quality changes that ensure you don’t have to keep going back to them.
Roofing problems are one of the biggest costs for home repairs in the UK. Therefore it is important to invest in high-quality roofing that is durable and long-lasting, to avoid having to pay for constant repairs.
Changing the material of your roof may be the best way to invest in repairs so that you never have to do it again.
Flat roofs are often made from materials that are in constant need of updating. If you have a flat roof you should consider looking for a more durable material such as EPDM rubber that can last up to 50 years.
If you have a gable tiled roof, you should look for a roofer that can guarantee long-lasting repairs of at least 10 years.
Plumbing is another part of home life that often needs updating. When hiring a plumber to make these updates, you should always look at their testimonials and get references before you decide on the right plumber for you.
Look to add SMART capacity to your home
How many times have you crawled into bed and realized you forgot to turn off the living room lights?
Most people just yawn and turn over. It is estimated that over 220,000 homes a night regularly leave the lights on all night. Think of how much money you could save!
Or tried to catch the last minutes of the game but couldn’t find the remote? These are the moments we ask ourselves: how is this still a thing?
Smart entertainment centre
Turn a room into a smart entertainment centre
One of the most popular ways people use the Google Assistant in their UK homes is to watch movies and shows on their TV and play music. Smart Eh!
Protect your home
Get helpful alerts from your security camera
CCTV Security cameras and smart doorbells let you keep tabs on activity around your home, and we’ve worked to ensure that the Google Assistant works seamlessly with these devices.
And if you are a business then you can save even more with SMART Buildings. Click here.
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