The summer’s heat is unbearable, but your finances don’t have to be! Each month, you can end up spending much more than you’d like on energy costs for your home or car. Learn how you can lower them while saving money with these four tips thanks to our credit union in Harlingen!
Reduce the Heat in Your Home
Start saving money on your electrical bill by changing out appliances that create a lot of heat and energy. Energy-efficient light bulbs, such as compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs, can decrease heat exposure in your home. You can also keep the lights off or close the air conditioning vents in rooms that aren’t being occupied.
Remove Water Waste from Your Home
Faucet leaks can lead to large amounts of water being wasted and can cause your monthly water bill to be higher than it should. Save water by checking to make sure that all faucets are turned off and sealed correctly. You can also decrease the temperature of your water heater to conserve energy as well.
Save Energy While Traveling
If you plan on taking a vacation where you and the family will be gone for several days, then shut your home’s air conditioning unit off until you return. Or, if you have pets, set your A/C unit at a temperature cool enough for them that won’t use too much energy. You can also unplug appliances and avoid leaving electronics charging while you’re gone.
Save Money While Driving
If you notice that you’re refilling your car’s gas tank more often than usual, then here are a few tips to consider:
- Remove heavy items that you don’t need from the trunk. The heavier your car weighs, the more gas it burns to keep it moving.
- Check your tires’ air levels. The lower the air level, the more gas your engine burns to keep your car moving at higher speeds.
- Get your car checked by a mechanic often to make sure the engine and all other parts are working perfectly and aren’t using too much energy.
Get More Savings at Our Credit Union
This summer be both energy and financially efficient! Open up a savings account from any of our credit unions in Harlingen, Brownsville, or Raymondville to make sure that you have money to fall back on in case the unfortunate happens. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how they can help you.