Check Out These Money-saving Tips for Summer! | St. Johns Bank
If you’re like most parents, you’re probably starting to get a little worried about the toll summer break might take on your finances. And, even if you aren’t a parent, you could still be worried about the extra costs of summer, such as higher gas prices and increased electricity use due to hotter temperatures.
That’s why our team at St. Johns Bank wants to offer some suggestions on how you can save this summer—and still have a little fun!
Up Your Savings Game This Summer
Summertime might mean a break from school, but it doesn’t have to mean a break from your budget. Take a look at ways you can save this summer.
Ease Up on Your Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner is going to be one of your biggest sources of financial stress this season. When the temperatures rise outside, you’re going to want a cool, comfortable house to come home to. However, that will also cause an increase in your energy bill.
Therefore, become more energy-efficient when it comes to the use of your air conditioner. Help your AC unit perform efficiently by cooling down your home in other ways—keep blinds and curtains over windows during the heat of the day and keep fans running.
Keep your AC unit set at the highest temperature that’s comfortable to you. Consider getting a programmable thermostat that would allow you to raise the temperature during the hours you’re out of the home and drop it back down when you’re there.
Bring the Cooking Outside
When you use your stove or oven to cook, you are heating up your home. Therefore, as you cook, your air conditioner is working harder and raising your energy bill.
Try and cook outside whenever possible on the hottest days so that you can keep your house cool without your air conditioner doing a lot of extra work. Plus, grilling brings out flavor in foods and is healthier for you! A win-win!
Let the Sun Be Your Dryer
Finally, if the sun is going to cause the temperatures to rise, you might as well use it to your advantage by allowing the sun to dry your laundry outside. Not only will you help save money by not using your dryer, you will also bring the fresh smell of the outdoors to your linens, too!
Isn’t saving money fun? Now, you just need somewhere to put it! Visit the St. Johns Bank website today to learn about our savings account options!