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Bridgend Builder Teaches Clients How To Make Money

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Make Money In Your Home By Fitting Simple Money Saving Devices 

It’s that time of year where the dark nights and cold weather can make life a little miserable.

The good news is as a reputable Bridgend Builder we love help our customers make money and save money by following these simple steps around your home. Where there is the ‘will’ there is also a way! With energy and utility bills rocketing you really should be looking at ways to reduce them.Money making ideas

If you are on a water meter you can cut your water bills by installing a couple of simple devices to reduce your usage. Flushing the toilet accounts for about a third of all household water use, and several water companies offer free “save-a-flush” devices.

Putting one of these in your toilet cistern will reduce the volume of water used every time you flush. In fact you can even placed two bricks in each of your toilet cisterns to save on water consumption and costs. A simple idea that really does work.

There is also a device called ShowerSmart that helps to reduce amount of water and energy used when having a shower.They are simply fitted to  non-electric showers to regulate the flow of water, and the makers claim the yearly savings for an average family are about 6% on gas bills and 6% on water bills.If your haven’t already done so, start fitting energy saving light bulbs to every light source in your home.

Being a reputable cardiff builder and bridgend builder servicing most areas area South Wales we would be more than happy to provide you with a quote to carry out any of our money savings tips.  When we construct new self build houses for customers, or house extensions or even loft conversions current building regulations now mean that energy conservation is paramount in design and construction.

Bridgend Builder Helps You To Make MoneySome companies are giving these away for free so it is worth while asking. You could save as much as 30% on your electric bills. Teach everyone in the family to get into the habit of turning electrical appliances and lights off when not in use. Then of course there is the obvious, make sure that your loft / attic space has at least 300 mm of insulation to prevent heat being lost through your roof.

If you haven’t already got at least 300 mm of insulation in your attic then pop down the likes of B & Q a grab some extra rolls that are on offer and fit them in your loft. You can save an extra 12 % on heat loss. Make sure every pipe is insulated as well. 

Turn the thermostat down by 1 % in each of your rooms. It will save you on average about £70 a year. Again, turn each radiator thermostat down by a notch to help save money. Try and keep all doors closed throughout the house. This will definately help save on fuel bills.

Just as important is to get your boiler serviced. Just like a car if it isn’t serviced you can bet it is operating below standard. Oh and by the way, why not check in on your elderly neightbours to ensure that they are coping during the winter… you could even give them some money making tips.

If you would us to fit any of these devices feel free to contact us here at any time at enquiries@derwoodhomes.co.uk ……… we would be glad to help.In the mean time wrap up warm and start thinking about saving money. Every penny counts.

Kind Regards
ROY

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