#1: Save on your energy bill every month by purchasing a programmable thermostat. Especially if you are gone all day, you can turn it down while you are absent and then program it to turn on a ½ hour or so before you come home.
#2: Fix leaky faucets. Just one leak can equal 20 kilowatts of power per month. It adds up.
#3: Use nature to your advantage. Landscape with the right trees and bushes and you’ll beat the summer heat and block winter winds. This natural advantage will save you money on your energy bills.
#4: Analyze your insurance. Homeowners. Health. Life. Disability. Look at each policy. Are you over insured? Can you raise deductibles? Take a good hard look at all your policies and even a few small changes can lead to huge savings.
#5: Examine your phone bills. Phones and all their conveniences can nickel and dime a person each month. Do you really need the voice mail, call forwarding, caller id and three way calling features on every line? Examine what features you need and use and drop the ones you don’t.
#6: Take a good look at the cell phone. Cell phones can be another money-pit every month. Shop around for the best rates and call and negotiate with your current provider. Does everyone in the family really need all those minutes? Could you text instead of talk? Do a self-audit of the cell phones and trim the fat. You could save hundreds a year.
#7: Switch to CFL light bulbs. These are Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, they can save you up to $30 in energy costs over the life of each bulb. That’s because they use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer! Save even more and buy them on sale.
#8: Have a professional clean your carpets 1-2 times per year. You knew this one was coming right? By having your carpets cleaned professionally and regularly you will preserve the beauty and extend the life of your carpet. I’ve seen carpets that were 20 years old that looked brand-new because they were properly maintained. (And carpets that were 5 years old that looked 20 because they weren’t!) This kind of maintenance will save you thousands of dollars in replacement costs.
Victoria Carpet Care is happy to provide our Carpet, Upholstery and Area Rug Cleaning Services to all of Greater Victoria, Sooke, Metchosin, Langford, Colwood, Saanich, View Royal, Esquimalt, Cordova Bay, Fairfield and Oak Bay.
Our Victoria Carpet Care Cleaning Specialists are more than happy to answer any of your carpet care questions! Call Victoria Carpet Care at 250-474-7777 for a FREE evaluation on your cleaning needs.