You know what they say, sometimes you need to invest in something more pricey and quality to save more money. This is a rule from which newlyweds can benefit a lot, as all the problems start ones the bills start to come, no matter how much we’d like to deny it or not. We’ve all been there. Once the pink cloud passes, reality strikes and shows us how difficult it can be to manage the finances in the house. So, thinking in advance and making wise investments is the first step towards saving money in the long run. Luckily, nowadays, people can invest in an array of cost-effective products that can give them the best of both worlds: quality products and lower bills.
Wool Dryer Balls
Probably you’ll think that this is crazy, but this drying method really works. The process is simple. When loading a big armful of wet towels into the dryer, they will flop and the fabric will stick together in the dryer. This will slow down the overall drying process which can positively affect the energy bills in the long run.
Now, when tossing wool dryer balls into the drying machine, the balls will get in-between the towels, separating and pulling them apart. That way, more hot air will get in and around the laundry, helping it to heat more quickly and suck the evaporated water out of the dryer in a shorter period of time. This drying method is surely worth to try as it’s supposed to cut the electric bills without having to spend lots of money on dryer sheets.
When it comes to lights, one of the biggest improvement we can take advantage of these days are LED lights. It has been said that nowadays, the quality of LED lights has been improved a lot, and they are able to prompt impressive energy savings – about 90% when compared to incandescent bulbs. So, it goes without saying that newlyweds can benefit from them and a lot. These days, modern and contemporary homes are all about incorporating different types of LEDs. Out of all these option, led downlight is the one worth considering the most. Not only do they help in saving money on energy bills, but they can also help you set the mood at home.
Smaller in size but bright enough to illuminate a place, led lighting downlights are the ideal option to set the mood in every room. These are, in fact, a small type of led light the purpose of which is to provide functional ambient light. Thanks to their simple design, these lights have the ability to blend well with other led lights. For those wondering about how long do LED downlights last, they have a rated life of up to 50 000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than typical incandescent lights.
Except for saving on bills, newlyweds can also use these lights for creating a warm, cosy and romantic atmosphere. This can be achieved by investing in different colours than just warm or cool white. Red, green, yellow, violet, blue and pink are just some of the colours to choose from. And, depending on the needs, one can choose from investing in dimmable led downlights which allow a person to control the light. According to electricians and manufacturers, dimming LEDs can save a lot of energy because less energy is used for reduced output levels. Additionally, they can extend the life of downlights much more as they’ll run cooler. Also, you can change a led downlight yourself relatively easy .
Smart Power Strips
Some of you might not know, but electronics can still use energy when turned off or when in standby mode. In fact, it’s assumed that around 75% of the energy used for powering household electronics is consumed when they are turned off. Roughly, this can cost households around $200 per year. So, another way of saving money in the long run, is to invest in smart power strips or also known as advanced power strips. Their purpose is simple – to eliminate the problem of electronics that uses energy when turned off (known as phantom loads) by completely shutting off their power when not in use. The best part is that these devices can be set to turn off at an assigned time with the help of remote switches which eases the whole process.
Energy-Efficient Washing Machines
The latest technology home appliances wise comes in the form of energy-efficient design. Although the initial investment is greater, you will be saving a lot of money on electric bills in the long run. This is because nowadays, one can choose between A+, A++ and A+++ energy rating washing machines. The purpose of these washing machines is to reduce energy consumption as much as possible, so consequently, the more pluses the machine has, the more energy-efficient it is. As an addition, the smart models can also help a household save money on water bills as they can calculate exactly how much water is needed for a wash.