Here are some tips on how you can save money on utilities with a few easy outdoor home improvements!
We all know what it’s like to be surprised by a hefty bill, especially when they all arrive at the same time.
Paying these bills on time can be stressful, and it can seem like your efforts to save on electricity, gas and water usage aren’t really helping.
Taking shorter showers and turning appliances off at the switch is all well and good, but these small measures only go so far in the battle against expensive power bills.
Luckily for you, we’ve come up with some tips and tricks to help you save money and improve your home at the same time.
Insulate your home with roller shutters
Installing roller shutters on your windows will insulate your home and save you money on heating and cooling.
Our roller shutters boast the thickest aluminium on the market, meaning they’ll make it much easier to regulate the temperature in your home.
High quality shutters will help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter, taking some of the stress off your heating and cooling appliances.
Since your appliances won’t have to work as hard, you’ll see a significant reduction in the cost of your power bills.
Save on water with artificial grass
Artificial grass won’t just make your backyard look great; it will also save you a tonne of money on your water bill!
Most experts believe that four square metres of lawn requires roughly 30,000 litres of water per year to keep its healthy green colour.
This will obviously depend on the type of lawn, the type of soil and the climate in your area, but there is a chance your lawn will need even more than that to survive.
The price of that water will also depend on which state you live in, but in South Australia you can expect to pay upwards of $100 a year to maintain a lawn that is only four square metres – and that’s in a very temperate climate.
Most backyards boast patches of lawn bigger than four square metres, so there’s a fairly high chance you’ll find yourself paying a great deal more than $100 a year to maintain your natural lawn.
Artificial lawn never requires watering, meaning you’ll be able to save plenty of money on the quarterly water bill.
Install a stylish set of outdoor blinds
Outdoor blinds are similar to roller shutters in that they help insulate your home.
Installing a practical set of outdoor blinds around your entertaining area can help keep your space warm during the winter months.
Blinds will also provide your outdoor area with shade, making it much easier for you and your guests to keep cool.
A lot of people rely on gas heaters to heat their entertaining areas, and usage can add up over the winter months.
Outdoor blinds, especially those with guide tracks, work to keep the heat in for longer.
This means your heaters won’t need to work as hard, reducing your gas bill and leaving you comfortable for longer.
As you can see, it is possible to save money by investing in outdoor home improvements.
Installing roller shutters, artificial grass or outdoor blinds will save you money in the long run, meaning you can put away some extra cash for a rainy day.
Australian Outdoor Living also offers finance options!
Simply fill out the free measure and quote form above and one of our friendly consultants will be in touch.
Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including:
- Outdoor blinds
- Artificial grass
- Roller shutters
- Concrete and fibreglass swimming pools
- Timber decking
- Pergolas, verandah and patios
Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.