Easy Chores that will Save You Big

Posted on 05/27/2010

Need a reason to love doing your chores? How about focusing on the money you’ll save by doing them? We’ve compiled a list of easy chores that will save you big. Now knocking them off your to-do list will feel even better.

Maintain Drains - Hiring a plumber can be pricey. Keep the plumber away by doing a quick and easy chore. If you’re planning a weekend away, pour some bleach down your kitchen or shower drain. This will reduce blockage and prevent a bigger problem in the future.

Clean Coils - Keeping your refrigerator running smoothly requires a little easy maintenance. Vacuum the coils on each unit, or wipe them down with a damp towel. You’ll save money, because your fridge won’t require as much energy to run.

Install New Filters - Your air conditioning unit likely has an air filter. Pick up a new one at the home improvement store and throw out the old one. This simple step will keep your A/C unit from consuming more energy than it needs to.

Insulate Your Water Heater - Insulating your water heater is an easy chore that can cut 10 percent off of your energy bill. Pick one up at AceHardwareOutlet.com for just $13.99. In a few minutes, you’ll be able to knock this chore off your to-do list and a few bucks of your bills.

Check Smoke Detectors - Make sure your smoke detectors are working properly. Change batteries if needed. Non-working smoke detectors could lead to massive destruction of your property, so this small step could save you lots of money in the long run in the event of a fire.

Apply Fresh Caulk - Your shower, pipes or windows may need fresh caulk. Without it you’ll spend more money on energy bills and could end up hiring a pro to help out down the road. Keep a small leak from becoming a big headache and a big drain on your bank account.

By Alison Storm

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