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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

The practicality of harvesting rainwater for domestic purposes

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Rainy days are here, harvesting and harnessing rainwater for various home purposes is a practical way to save on water that will significantly lower down your water bill. Rainwater reservoir is a useful technology not only vital for the agriculture sector but can also be utilized in every home to conserve water. A simple do-it-yourself rainwater collection system is easy to build. You only need to place a large container under the downspout which drains the water off your roof.  But before doing so make sure you let someone clean the roof and the open downspouts on the roof first in order to get rid of dirt and other debris that may clog the gutters. It is also advisable to place a gutter strain to keep fragments to work its way down the fittings.