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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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  With the economy being what it is, people are more conscious about their expenses. The last thing you want to be doing is spending money on things that are not essential. There are simple ways to save money at home, which can cut down your bills significantly. Use energy-efficient appliances If possible, buy energy-efficient appliances such as washing machines and dryers that have lower water and energy consumption levels. These will help save energy and thus money over time because they consume less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts do. Consider replacing your old refrigerator with an energy-efficient refrigerator. You may not be aware of the fact that your fridge is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home. An inefficient refrigerator can use up to 300 kWh per year, which is more than 10% of the total household energy bill. So, it is important to get an efficient one that uses less electricity and saves you money on your electricity bill. Use en

Heat Illnesses

Due to increasing heat this summer season, we must be alert on Heat Illnesses our children may acquire .  Our children’s immune system is weaker compared to an adult immune system, thus they are prone to easily acquire diseases. There are three (3) Heat Illnesses that we must be aware of and the following are: 1.  Muscle Cramps Children are susceptible to heat cramps, particularly when they don’t drink enough fluids.  All that vigorous running and playing cause their bodies to lose salts and body fluids, which causes momentary cramping in their legs, arms and abdominal muscles.  Generally heat cramps don’t require special treatment. Bring your child indoors or into the shade. Loosen or remove your child’s clothing. Gently massage the cramped muscle. Encourage your child to eat and drink. 2.  Heat Exhaustion A more severe form of heat illness.  Heat exhaustion occurs when your child’s body loses too much fluids. Symptoms may include