Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
How Can You
Lower Your Utility Bills?
How much is your utility bill? It may unfortunately be too much. Thankfully
there are enough ways you can reduce it. We talked about them below.
Check for Leaky Faucets
You donít have to look hard to find a leaky faucet Ė almost all homes have them.
There are several reasons to fix them. For one, the sound of the dripping can be
annoying. But another reason would be that water is being wasted.
Over the period of a year, your water bill would be much more than it should be
because of the leaking.
You can thankfully fix the issue yourself. All you need is a tool box and a
How Often Do You Use Hot Water?
Hot water can be expensive. If you want to reduce your utility bills, youíd get
rid of your water heater. If this is something you canít do, why not limit how
much time you use hot water for?
You could give your family a quota for using it, or make it something that
should be used only when necessary.
Even if you donít use the heater much, it could still be running you a bill. It
might be old - itís not energy efficient. Purchasing a new one could be pricey.
But youíll be saving thousands of dollars in the long-run.
Rely on Natural Light
If you have a big home, youíre lucky; it could have a lot of windows. But are
you using them to their fullest? Donít have dark curtains over them. There could
be a lot of natural light coming in, eliminating the need for lamps and bulbs.
This would cut your electricity bill by a lot.
If youíre in
BC window companies are easy to find. You could swap the ones you
have for larger options. More natural light would be able to flow in.
To save the most, work with larger shops. They offer the most competitive rates.
If youíre thinking of working with
Canadian Choice Windows &
office is especially known for the best prices.
How Much Heat Does Your Kitchen Produce?
When itís hot outside, donít use your oven much. The heat it would produce would
circulate around your home, making it unbearable without an air conditioner. The
thing is, running AC units are expensive. Think about making lighter foods like
Get Thick Curtains
With thick curtains, youíd be insulating the space; heat wouldnít easily be able
to escape from your home. You wouldnít have to blast your heater when the
weather is colder, as a result.
When itís summer, the insulation would not allow heat to enter either.
The windows that you own influence insulation as well. Get something made from
vinyl or that has thick glass.
Running a home is not cheap. There are many ways you are spending more than you
should. Thankfully, several things can be done to lower your utility bill, as
you saw in our review. From the assortment, something that would lower the costs
the most would be getting a new heater and insulating your home well.
About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person Ė the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesnít
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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