Raise your hand if you don't like saving money. I'll bet if you look out into a sea of faces, you won't find one raised hand. I mean, who doesn't like having a little extra cash in their pocket? Yet for some reason, people who are renting don't think there's any way to save on their Tucson AZ rentals. But just because you're renting doesn't mean you can't still save some dough by making a few smart, green choices. So whether you're renting an apartment or a huge condo from a Tucson property manager, here's the ABC's of why and how efficient changes can help you save big bucks.
Saves: Up to $570 annually
Why it saves:
When tax time rolls around, audits are a most feared enemy for many of us. But home audits can be your ally. When you take the time to find where energy is being wasted in your rental, you can then combat the problem so you can cut costs on your utilities. More and more homeowners and Tucson property management companies are offering home energy audits to help make energy efficient improvements on their home. Anything from unsealed windows, lack of insulation and leaky plumbing can be fixed to save homes up to 30% or more!
Why it saves:
Want to know a way to get the things you need for keeping up your home at no cost? Become a sensible borrower! A majority of Tucson property managers offer home maintenance for repairs. But if you're a do-it-yourselfer who wants to make your own repairs, why not borrow the tools you need for as needed fix-its? Family, friends, neighbors and even online community boards are great places to find what you're looking for for free. Just make sure you always return what you borrow quickly and in better condition than when you got it along with profuse thanks (you don't want a bad borrower's reputation)! Can't find what you're looking for? Many home improvement stores allow you to rent anything from power tools to lawnmowers for much lower than the cost to buy.
Cutting Clothes Costs
Saves: $85 annually
Why it saves:
Did you know that clothes dryers are one of the biggest home energy eaters in the household? If your Tucson property manager allows, why not hang your clothes out to dry and save an average of $80+ a year? You'll not only save on your energy bills every month, but added bonus: your clothes last longer!
Going green, once thought to be for “tree hugging hippies”, is now becoming the norm in most households. And because more and more people are choosing to rent, there's absolutely no reason why you can't cash in on going green to save yourself some green. A few smart changes can save you some serious cash, and it's as simple as A B C!