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5 Great Products That Pay for Themselves
Some products can save you energy and basically pay for themselves. Here are a few products that can save you big.
Low Flow Shower Head
A low-flow shower head can save you up to 30 percent on your water bill. There are several options to choose from, prices range from about 10-100 dollars. Most will have a nice feature that allows you to shut the water off for a few minutes while you are shaving, etc. helping to lower your water bill even further. A great way to save hundreds of gallons of water a year, so that is less waste and more money in your pocket.
Gas or Electric Space Heaters
If you are living in an older home with baseboard heaters or are just spending too much in the winter months, buying a few space heaters for individual rooms might be the way to go. I switched out this winter and literally used half the wattage I used the previous year.
Once again, older air conditioner 5-10 years old is sucking the money right out of you. Technology is in our favor for energy consumption, everything now is made with energy in mind so you can really save some money with a switch. Not only will the money saved be great, but your house will feel cooler.
Low-Flow Toilet Flapper
A lot of money is going right down the toilet, literally. Installing an inexpensive low flow flapper ($5) will save several gallons a flush. Installation is super easy and is worth the effort.
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
If your light bulb is not squiggly, you need to change it. Everyone is talking about them, some country have even outlawed our round old time favorites. Times have changed and the new light bulbs will save you money. Beyond money, they last so much longer than old style bulbs, saving you the hassle of teetering on loose legged chairs as you change them. I changed all of mine out a year and a half ago.