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 Set up your Android Auto application 

 

In case you're utilizing Android Auto just because, here are a few stages to begin: 

 

Android Auto on your vehicle show (with a USB link) 

 

Stage 1. Setup your telephone and vehicle 

 

Ensure your telephone meets the base prerequisites. 

 

You should confirm that Android Auto is already turned on in the vehicle setting and if you don't know contact about vehicle seller   

 

Guarantee your telephone has a solid and quick cell information association. 

 

Stage 2. Associate your telephone 

 

Before you associate your telephone just because, turn on your vehicle. Ensure your vehicle is in leave (P) and permit time to set up Android Auto before you start your drive. 

 

Fitting a USB link into your vehicle's USB port and attachment the opposite finish of the link into your Android telephone. 

 

Your telephone may request that you download the Android Auto application or update to the most current form of the application. 

 

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Affirm that your vehicle is viable with Android Auto Wireless . In case you don't know, contact your neighborhood vehicle vendor. 

 

Guarantee your telephone has a solid and quick cell information association. 

 

Stage 2. Associate your telephone 

 

Significant: The first occasion when you associate your telephone to the vehicle, you're needed to match your telephone and vehicle by means of Bluetooth.

For Better result service turned on wifi,  Bluetooth, Location services.

 

Fitting a USB link into your vehicle's USB port and attachment the opposite finish of the link into your Android telephone. 

 

Your telephone may request that you download the Android Auto application or update to the most up to date form of the application. 

 

 

 

Stage 3. Start Android Auto 

 

Your remote association may take a couple of moments to begin. You can tap Android Auto  on your vehicle show. 

 

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Android Auto on your telephone screen 

 

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In case you're utilizing Android Auto just because, here are a few stages to begin: Android Auto on your vehicle show (with a USB link) Stage 1. Set up your telephone and vehicle Ensure your telephone meets the base prerequisites. Affirm that your vehicle is viable with Android Auto and that Android Auto is turned on in your vehicle's settings. In case you don't know, contact your neighborhood vehicle vendor. Guarantee your telephone has a solid and quick cell information association. Stage 2. Associate your telephone Before you associate your telephone just because, turn on your vehicle.
Confirm vehicle is in leave (P) and at the time allow establish Android Auto before driving
Fitting a USB link into your vehicle's USB port and attachment the opposite finish of the link into your Android telephone

Your telephone may request that you download the Android Auto application or update to the most current form of the application. Guideline to available on the screen to finish the arrangement Your telephone's Bluetooth is turned on consequently when Android Auto is associated with the vehicle by means of USB. Stage 3. Start Android Auto On your vehicle show, select Android Auto Android Auto. Adhere to the directions to begin. Drive securely. Focus out and about and driving conditions, and consistently comply with relevant laws.
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hi my name is Laura piccata thank you so much for tuning in to my channel today I want to talk about how to pay off a home mortgage that is a 30-year home mortgage in just five to seven years I'm going to be going over the strategy and a lot of people ask me can I apply this towards a car loan or student loans and yes you can but I'm going to insert a disclaimer that before you jump in and start to start using the strategy I want to make sure that you understand it understand it fully first or consult with a financial advisor before you implement anything so now without further ado let's jump over to the whiteboard and get started all right I drew a little stick figure on the board and this stick figure is going to represent an employee and the average person in the United States makes fifty six thousand dollars per year for easier math I'm going to run that up to sixty thousand dollars per year which will come out to five thousand dollars per month in that household income so this employee all that they know of how to do is go to their employer and trade their time for money now I want you to take a minute and think about the process of what is the first thing that most people do as soon as they get paid [Music] alright so the first thing that most people do is as soon as they get paid they go to the bank and it deposit their money into either a checking or a savings account the savings account simply represents an emergency fund in case of unforeseen events happening and you need to spend some extra money on something now we're going to take a look at some average monthly expenses and since I am covering how to pay off a home mortgage the first expense that we're going to take a look at is a home loan [Music] the average price of a home in the United States is $200,000 so that's the example that I'm going to use now we're going to  have a 30-year fixed mortgage with payments that going to  come out to a thousand and two hundred dollars at a 6% interest the next most common expense is minimum payments on credit cards so I'm going to  take a look at a line of credit [Music] and the limit on this line of credit which we can say is just a Visa credit card will be $15,000  kind of everything looks very squished so I'm going to move it over 15,000 the present balance already is going to  be $12,000 and the minimum payments if the balance is 12,000 is going to  come out to somewhere around $600 per month add a 21 percent APR okay so looks good so right off right from the start we already have our two monthly expenses this is per month I just want to include that in here so that it's clear all right so I'm going to  take that out of the checking's because that would be the process so our first two expenses home mortgage  next is $600 for credit card see next most common expense are car payments because most people have a car and I'm just going to say it's somewhere around $600 for car and everybody's got living expenses so living expenses for a family can add up to somewhere a thousand and two hundred dollars and that includes everything from groceries to utility bills to paying for the phone for the internet services and then whatever is left over will go into a savings account which in our case is going to be eight thousand four hundred dollars and this will include both long-term and short-term savings okay so at the beginning of the month we had five thousand dollars coming in so that was our input and by the end of the month we if we add up all the expenses and what went into the savings we have minus five thousand dollars so that is our output so at the end of the month if we subtract our output from our input we have a zero cash flow and this is the model that 95% of the population live by it doesn't matter how much input how much someone is making per month because somebody might be making a hundred thousand dollars per month but if their output and their monthly expenses add up to a hundred thousand dollars by the end of the month they are still broke because their cash flow is zero so now how do you start to operate like the other 5% of the population do with their finances so the first thing is understanding the difference between a loan and a line of credit and we're going to take a look at specifically the interest rates because if I was the bank and you had to borrow money for me would you rather pay me a 6% interest or 21% interest of course most people would say 6% because it's it's first of all it's the smaller number than 21 which actually in everyone's mind automatically me means that you're going to be paying back less money in interest so but to understand the difference between these two I'm going to use a little different example if I was to ask you what temperature would have to be in order for rain to freeze you'd say either 32 degrees Fahrenheit or zero degrees Celsius but then what if all of the sudden in 1 up to 1 degree Celsius now which one is hotter of course you would say that one percent I mean the one degree Celsius is hotter but isn't 32 a bigger number than one of course it is but we're looking at a different unit of measure so in our case even though 32 is bigger and it looks like it is bigger one is hotter because of it being a different unit of measure it is the same exact idea when it comes to first understanding the difference between alone in the line of credit even though this is a bigger number and it seems like you're going to be paying back more in an interest first we have to understand what effects the interest rates so that we see how both of these work so now on a line of credit the interest first of all is simple what that means is that the bank doesn't know how long it will take for a person to pay back this balance and therefore the interest is calculated daily and charged monthly it is also revolving what that means is that is to two dimensional so I'll just draw it over here two dimensional it means that as soon as that $600 minimum payment is paid you can use your line and credit you can use your Visa credit card to go to the movies to buy some groceries to do any shopping that you need to do or to spend that money again that means as soon as you pay you can go back and use it again and it's revolving however on a home loan or just on a loan in general as soon as you pay your monthly payment of a thousand and two hundred dollars it is 1-dimensional so it means that when you pay that monthly payment it just goes straight to the bank and you cannot use that money again to do any shopping to go to the movies that's it another main differentiator is that it is amortized what that means is that the bank knows that you have 30 years to pay back the the loan and therefore they calculate the interest for the whole 30 years and they they bill it so when you're making your monthly payments a portion of the main portion actually the biggest part of your payment is going towards paying down interest and just a very small part of it is paying down the principal to better see how the banks calculate this and what that looks like I'm going to draw an amortization schedule all right so I got the amortization schedule right on the board and as you see we have the monthly payments on this side and we have the time the timeline down here which is basically how long you have 30 years to pay off the loan so since our monthly payments are a thousand and two hundred dollars nine hundred and fifty of that thousand and two hundred is going towards paying down the interest two hundred and fifty is going towards paying down the principal which is two hundred thousand dollars so this is what the chart looks like as you're making your monthly payments every single month interest goes down and gradually you're paying more and more to pay off the principal right where they intersect is actually 17 years into the loan that represents a point by when the interest begins to decrease enough where your monthly payments are paying off the principal more and more so you see it's only starting to take your payments are really just starting to take effect 17 years into the loan or it's actually starting to add up to pay off this principal sooner but nowadays a lot of people throughout their whole entire life aren't able to pay off their mortgage for their home and the reason the main reason for that is what happens at the four-year mark let's take a look four years equals 48 months since our payments are a thousand and two hundred dollars every single month I'm going to  multiply that by 48 and that gives us a total of fifty seven thousand six hundred dollars and that is going to represent total pay down now 950 was going towards interest that equals 46 thousand five hundred dollars I believe let me check that really fast forty five thousand six hundred went towards interest so interest pay down total pay down on loan don't want to get that confusing two hundred and fifty dollars equals twelve thousand and that is principal pay down alright so I really want you to take a look at this and see that in four years of making consistent payments of a thousand two hundred dollars on your home loan for that for four years which equals forty eight months you've paid a total of fifty seven thousand six hundred dollars okay in our example nine hundred and fifty of this would go towards the interest so right off the bat out of the fifty seven thousand dollars six hundred forty five thousand six hundred dollars went to the interest and only twelve thousand of your of these payments not yours I don't know what your numbers are but of that of those payments went towards paying down the principal of the home loan so that only knocked off twelve thousand dollars so now what is the main reason that most people never end up paying off their home mortgage is that at the four years mark the bank will call up a homeowner and say are you interested in a great and lower rate and all you have to do is just refinance your home mortgage and most people will say okay it sounds great let's do it without maybe even realizing what that what that really does because what that does is that you've resets the clock and it actually puts a person back at the beginning of this whole schedule so you see as time progresses you gradually begin to pay less and interest but now even though you have better baby interest it doesn't really matter because as you're paying those payments now you're still back at the beginning where most of it is going towards paying down the interest and people get stuck in this cycle and if they keep refinancing every four years that is the reason why they're not not paying off their home there's a great rule app it's called calls mortgage calculator I will leave a link for it in the description of the video and if you're interested in checking it out it's free as of right now but what it does and why I like it and why I'm suggesting it is if you actually want to plug in your own numbers for your home loan and you can see basically what I explained over here just with charts and a graph but it basically will show you the numbers for your home mortgage so you can actually see how the payments and the interest are tipping at the 17 year mark and how everything adds up that I'm explaining right now all right so I just wanted to show you the app Carl's mortgage calculator this is what it looks like and if you download it you can input all the values say what is your property value what is the principle that you have on your mortgage what is the interest for how many years and then it's going to calculate the payment then you will have all the buttons right at the top here and then if you just click on summary right over here it's going to  give you all the values so I just took the numbers from our example and as you see at the very bottom the total interest paid is two hundred thirty one thousand and six hundred seventy six dollars and 38 cents so as you see the six percent is not really six percent because if you calculate everything you technically bought your yourself a house and then you bought a house for the bank also if you click in this app on table you can see how all the payments are adding up until you pay off your home loan in 30 years so I think it's a really cool app to check out for your home now I just want to say that does this look like 6% and people don't realize this a lot of the time because everybody when they're taking out a home mortgage is just focused on their monthly payment but as soon as you begin to see what is the total payments versus interest paid and you start to calculate that over time it doesn't look like 6% and the bank doesn't doesn't lie about it it is all told and listed in the Truth in Lending statement in the paperwork when you're signing for your home loan so now that we have this mortgage what do you do to pay it off faster and save a lot of money on this interest all right so this is where I get into the strategy this is where I start to explain how to use what I'm going to  what I'm going to  show you to save a lot of money on interest and to pay off that home mortgage faster I just made some room on the board but basically what this strat gee that I'm going over requires is that you bypass the system of depositing your money into a checking and savings completely and take everything that is earned for the entire month your entire income and apply it towards your line of credit so we're going to  move our monthly income towards our line of credit now might sound crazy but I'm going to  explain to you what it does and how to you continue to pay the bills using this method now before I go on I just want to say why are why are people saving because a lot of people from a young age are told that it's important to save and it is but wealthy people know that you never want to let your money just sit what the people usually invest their money and let just letting it sit in an inactive account it actually does more benefit to the bank rather than the person saving their money by letting it sit in the savings the reason for that is that when you go to the bank and you deposit money into savings account the bank will offer you 1% but when you're just letting it sit there and an emergency comes around and let's see you have to get a brand-new car you go to the bank and you ask for a loan to be able to get a new car and the bank says great so we're just going to  give you a car loan but all you have to do is just pay us a five point five percent interest on it so essentially what the bank does is they lend out your money that you're just letting it sit in the bank back to you and making money off that money that's just essentially how the bank's make profit that's how it works now that we're bypassing the system and no longer letting the bank control our money but rather we are in control of it and putting it towards the line of credit which is actually an active account this is what it's going to  do okay so I just drew another graph on the board and since we are taking our whole monthly paycheck and putting it towards the line of credit right off the bat we had $15,000 limits so that's illustrated over here with a balance of $12,000 currently on the card and down here we have the time line because we're making payments every single month so we have monthly increments now if what if you do what the strategy says you would take your entire monthly paycheck which in our example is $5,000 so we take it from our checking that's depositor checking's but we're taking all of it and applying it towards our line of credit so that will knock our balance down by 5,000 but we still have our living expenses so by using the strategy let's see what what happens to not just our living expenses but all of our expenses so since we're we moved our money over here we no longer have to worry about our minimum credit card payment since it automatically gets taken care off because we're paying we're putting money in that card towards that card so that automatically creates a $600 cash flow again since we're no longer saving our money into a savings account that creates $1400 cash flow so that equals a $2,000 cash flow so now if we add up the expenses it equals $3,000 because we still have to pay our home loan mortgage payment we still have our car payment of $600 and we still have our living expenses of $1,200 so to pay those we're going to  use our card and that same month that's going to  bump us up by $3,000 so this is our first month okay next month we are doing the same exact strategy and that bumps us down by five thousand dollars but we're going to  use our card so it bumps us up again by three thousand dollars second month third month January same exact strategy again we're paying for everything using art card K one two three [Music] okay so what Iowa straighted is you keep applying the same exact technique month-in month-out and actually if you begin to add up the numbers for this example you'll be able to pick your balance off completely within six months okay so next month after six months since you are at zero or in our example we are at zero you can't take that money again and apply it towards a car that has a zero balance so what do you do well this is where we have to create more debt and you see not all that is bad if you know what you're doing there's actually good debt so what you would do is you go to the bank and you tell them that you want to apply $12,000 from your line of credit towards paying down the principal of your home mortgage your home loan it's very important that the person at the bank that you're talking to understands you're applying the money towards principle pay down and not a regular payment because if they process this as a regular payment it's just going to  take a bulk of it and apply it towards interest and that's not going to  work so it's important that they understand that $12,000 is principal pay down as soon as you do that your line of credit balance bumps up to $12,000 and you keep applying the same strategy to pay it down where it is important to see how this is working is that you're able to pay down $12,000 in six months whereas the regular way it had taken you four years from our previous example so this is kind of the so this is the strategy so every six months you keep going back to the bank and applying $12,000 because you're paying it down six months and you keep going through this process again and again until you pay down this balance and that's how you pay it off within five to seven years now what about emergencies well we have all this cushion over here for emergencies emergency money okay since we're no longer putting anything into savings again since we're using an active account and not an inactive account to put our money towards what is the bank going to  do well the bank is going to  notice so they're going to  actually increase your limit because we're making monthly payments and we're paying off balances rather quickly another thing that's going to  happen is your credit score is going to go up okay so credit score is going to  go up and it's important for me to mention is that you never want to max out your credit card to the very limit because that I will actually have a negative impact on your credit score so you always want to stay below the limit so this is essentially the strategy and now I want to just say how would you rather pay 21% or 6% thank you so much for watching this video if you did find it helpful please be sure to leave it a thumbs up as I would really appreciate it and if you know of somebody that might find this helpful then please share it with them also if you enjoy information about business and real estate investing I will be putting out content around those topics every single week so please subscribe to my channel to stay up to date with my videos and if you still have any 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 Robo green girl and yesterday I was  actually going around my house I had  some free time and so I was just calling  some things but you know where the coke  was older and it kind of peeled a little  bit or there's cracks in it or other  things that were supposed to have been  coke - one time and never were and so as  I was doing this work I was kind of like  thinking to myself about all the  different things that we've done on our  house and all the different ways that  we've used to save money and you know  reduce how much our utilities are and  all these things and so I decided to  start brainstorming a whole list of  things that might help you guys because  there are some things out there that you  can do that can really help save a lot  of money some things are a little bit  more money upfront  some things are less expensive and  easier to do but all of them will make  an impact some of them will make a you  know a less of an impact and some will  make a bigger impact so this list is  sort of long and so I'm sure that  something will you know work for  everyone on this list and I have it  broken down into different categories so  let's go ahead and get started so I'm  going to go with gas or heating oil first  and so there are lots of different  things that you could do to help save on  your natural gas bill and I would say  one of the best things when you're  running your furnace in the winter would  be to change the filter changing the  filter helps your furnace to run more  efficiently and so it's going to heat  your house better and with less money  and it's really inexpensive it's really  easy to do to just buy a new filter and  change them regularly so that it doesn't  become a problem and this can also help  save on repairs too so it's a double  saver the second thing would be to turn  up your AC or down your furnace now I  know that this is probably a common way  that people try to save money but it's  really not as bad as it sounds  especially since in the wintertime you  can do other things to keep yourself  warm things like cooking in your house  is you know going to help heat it anyway  you can wear a sweater or a blanket  rather than you know turning the heater  up things like that humidifiers can also  help make your house feel warmer just  like when you go to a place that has a  humid you know a place that's more humid  than where you are now or at least for  me because I live in  right on it's dry here so when I go  somewhere else I noticed the humidity  the humidity makes it feel a warmer even  though the temperature is the same so  having a humidifier and then turning  your furnace down can save some money  yes the humidifier does take a little  bit of electricity but the savings is  bigger with having turned down that  furnace so there's one thing and then  the a/c instead of having it quite so  low you can turn it you know a little  higher or whatever so it's just to where  it's comfortable not to where the point  where your house is an icebox or you can  have something to where it's moving the  air because moving air feels cooler so  instead of having it quite so low set it  a little higher and then turn on a  ceiling fan or any other type of fan  around you and that can also help a lot  so there's another thing um so in  heating if you have a larger house my  grandpa this is where I got his idea he  has a really big or had a , square  foot house and so instead of heating the  whole thing he would turn the furnace  lower there and then he would have a  heater um that he would use specifically  just in the room where he was at so not  only was he more comfortable because  that whole room was warm like he liked  it but it also saved on his utility  bills because you know he didn't have to  heat the whole , square foot house  when he's only in the den so that was a  that was a really effective way to help  you know reduce cost there but that only  really works if you live in a bigger  house if you have a smaller house and  you're in most of it or whatever it  doesn't seem to make as big of a  difference so keep that in mind  especially if you're using an electric  heater to make that zone heat because  electric heaters are one of the most  expensive ways to heat your house so  definitely definitely keep that in mind  drafts of course can be kept out with  caulk like I was just doing the other  day when I was winterizing my house  weather stripping is another good one  around doors and caulk around the  windows and things like that  door sweeps um there can be drafts from  underneath doors that can be easily  fixed just by putting a door sweep at  the bottom of the door to keep out those  drafts and then insulating curtains I  did a video last year on insulating  curtains and how they can help keep your  windows from letting out all the heat  in the winter time as well as this can  also help keep the heat out in the  summer time so actually most of these  things the cult the weather stripping  things like that are going to work both  times a year in the wintertime to help  keep you warmer and in the summertime to  help keep you cooler to keep that heat  out let's see shrink-wrap kits I've seen  these many times and before we got new  windows we used to use them basically  it's like a piece of double-sided tape  with some plastic you put on top of it  and it makes it so there's an airlock  between the windows this can help if you  have older windows if you already have  double pane windows or low E glass this  probably isn't going to be as helpful  unless you have a broken window or  something like that but if it is a  single pane window and you can't afford  to fix it or if you're a renter wouldn't  want to you know invest in a property  that's not yours this can definitely be  an easy and inexpensive way to keep  those windows from having you know too  much it'll increase the R factor of the  windows and help keep the excuse me the  colder whatever and the warm from coming  in except once you put them on you can't  open them so that's you know something  to consider that's probably more useful  to use in the winter than any other time  of year if you can afford it putting in  new windows would be a really good way  to help them produce the utility bills  to when we first bought our house we had  single pane windows and we just took our  tax return check one year and it was  only several hundred dollars to do  anyway we bought the windows and then we  put them all in ourselves to help reduce  the cost and it made a huge difference  going from a single pane wood window to  a double pane vinyl window was huge so  even though that's a little more  expensive it does save money in the long  run so it's an investment really okay so  it's the more insulation in the attic  here's another expensive suggestion I  know it sounds you know like the cost  would be a little bit high up front but  hear me out on this we first bought our  house and there was only about three  inches of blowing insulation in the  attic and so what we did is we waited  for the insulation that we wanted which  was our  it's like  inches thick  um and it's fiberglass we waited until  the insulation we wanted was on sale and  then we got another discount on top of  it so a $ vat of insulation was down  to $ with all these discounts and so  we bought it all at once it was about  three hundred and fifty dollars excuse  me with all the tax and everything for  how much we needed for this insulation  but when we went up there and we put it  all in there it made a huge difference  not only in how much it saved us but it  also made a huge difference in how  comfortable the house felt so it was  definitely worth the investment again we  had to spend three hundred and fifty  dollars to get the insulation but then  when you see your bills you know  substantially lower every single month  and it works both winter and summer  because that heat isn't coming in  through the roof and the shingles and  into the house you know it's insulating  that Sun out it made the house warmer in  the winter and it helped to keep the  house cooler in the summer so it really  was a good investment and it really  wasn't hard to do either  we weren't skilled people and we were  able to just go up there and throw it in  and it was easy so um that's probably  one of the more expensive suggestions I  have on the list but it does make a big  difference if you're a homeowner and you  don't have adequate insulation I would  highly recommend it when you can afford  it okay so another suggestion here's  another room another expensive one would  be a green heating system like the green  house I have that was another one of the  things that cost fair amount of money  but it also made a huge impact on my  utility bills and so things like using  your green house to heat your house or a  video I just put out I think last week  using like a solar window box heater or  something like that I put out a video  for a solar window box heater that  actually doubles as a Sun Oven which  there's two versions of savings you know  you don't have to cook your food there's  more savings there so things like this  can definitely help save your utility  bills because then you won't have to  spend so much heating your house at  least in the daytime so um you know over  time that can definitely add up and  you'll see a difference on your your  bill there a thankless water heater okay  here's another one we did only because  we had to our water heater we knew it  was going out it was kind of starting to  leak and so we went ahead and saved up  enough money and we bought a  our heater off of Craigslist it was a   thankless one and then we let it sit for  a few minutes until our water heater  actually went out and then our friend  came over and helped us install it the  day we were installing it I saw the gas  meter guy come over I was Saum through  the window and I'm like who is that he's  in our yard you know when I'm like oh  it's just the gas guy so I knew that the  day we put it in was the day that the  gas bill came in so I thought there the  day that the one who you know the guy  was reading it so I would knew that the  bill before that was all with our tanked  water heater and the next bill was all  going to be with the  thankless water  heater so I said okay I'm going to  remember that I'm going to see how much  of a savings this  thankless water heater  helps and ours is in the basement so  keeping a big tank of water hot all the  time in a basement is actually kind of  expensive so what a  thankless water  heater actually heats the water right as  you use it and instead of you know  keeping it all warm all of the time so  anyway I thought I was going to think about  it you know and check the bill and then  you know a month later of course I had  forgotten and I knew my last bill was  $ and the next bill came in and I was  expecting it to be a little bit higher  than that I looked at the bill and I saw  it and I'm like oh  that's not bad I  put it down and then something in my  head said that wasn't  look at that  bill again so I picked it up you know  took a little bit better of a look at it  this time and I saw I said fifteen  dollars so I was expecting it to go up  because we had put the new  thankless hot  water heater in um in October and then  we were going to be using this in  November so I knew the bill was supposed  to go up because we were also using the  furnace and yet my bill went down by a  lot so a  thankless water heater can  actually say again a lot of money  because it doesn't have to keep that big  tank of water hot all the time is it  worth taking out your tank water heater  and putting in a  thankless you know just  because maybe I guess it depends on how  old your tank you know your hot water or  excuse me your water heater is but if  you're in the same position like we were  where we knew our water heater was about  to die and we have to change it anyway I  really do think it would be worth  considering at least plus they're easier  to use because now we never run out of  water  whereas we use  you know we had multiple people trying  to bay that once the person who was  getting the last got the short end of  the stick in the cold shower that  doesn't happen anymore so it's cheaper  and it works better in real life I  really am a fan of those and I've had  mine for like four years never had a  problem with it so I really liked it  okay so let's see-oh or a solar water  heater that would be even better than a   thankless water heater so instead of  using gas to heat your water like if any  water heater woulda tanked or a  thankless  a solar water heater actually heats back  the water with the Sun so I'm working on  a video on putting together a really  practical and easy-to-use three-season  solar water heater so stay tuned for  that  that's going to be fun I'm really  excited about that and then my last  suggestion for you know different ways  that you can save on gas would be to  wash your laundry in cold water so  instead of using warm water or even hot  water except when it's necessary just  wash your laundry in cold water there  are lots of different laundry detergents  that can use cold water I came out with  one a while back I was like with laundry  detergent that you know can use cold  water and your laundry can get just as  clean and cold water as it doesn't warm  so that's definitely something to  consider it will add up over time and so  let's now let's move on to the next  category of things ways to save  electricity so my favorite way to save  electricity is just to turn things off  it actually drives my husband really  nuts he's definitely on board with this  when somebody is in a room and they're  using the light and then they leave the  room and they leave the light on or  whatever something like that um it  definitely can cause the energy bill to  be higher than it needs to be because of  waste it's really a waste to leave stuff  plugged in or on when it doesn't really  need to be so just turn things off turn  off fans when you leave the room turn  off the lights turn off the TV things  like that and you'll see over time that  it will add up so that can definitely  help another thing would be what they  call energy vampires that's basically  like things that go into standby mode  the most common things would be like  VCRs and TVs when you have it turned on  and you just click the power button to  turn it off  it's still drawing electricity the whole  time it's off just so it can be in that  standby mode so having things like TVs  other electronics computers things like  that all connected with a power strip  where they're all plugged in to the  power strip and you know in the evening  or whenever you're done with the  appliance or whatever and you turn it  off instead of just turning it into  standby mode turn it into the stand you  know off and then flip the switch on the  power strip so that it stops drawing  power when you don't need it so getting  into the habit of doing these types of  things every night before bed or  whatever can help save that energy that  you're really not even using it's a  total waste for it to just be drawing  energy all night when you're sleeping  anyway so that can also help those are  definitely helpful as far as lightbulbs  go there are several different types of  lightbulbs out there there's obviously  the incandescent light bulbs these draw  the most electricity and so a while back  they came out with CFLs compact  fluorescent light bulbs and those help  save a lot of electricity but the  problem with them is that they had high  levels of mercury and so while they  saved electricity they were really good  on one hand they also had a drawback and  now they've come out with an even better  solution with just LED they save even  more electricity and they don't have the  mercury in them like the CFLs do so I'm  a real big fan of them I've been slowly  switching them out it's not something I  can go around my whole house and put in  all new CFLs excuse me LEDs everywhere
 but as I have a light bulb that you know  goes out or whatever instead of buying  one of the other versions I will go  ahead and buy an LED and I haven't had  one burn out yet they last a really long  


again  Robo green girl and yesterday I was  actually going around my house I had  some free time and so I was just calling  some things but you know where the coke  was older and it kind of peeled a little  bit or there's cracks in it or other  things that were supposed to have been  coke - one time and never were and so as  I was doing this work I was kind of like  thinking to myself about all the  different things that we've done on our  house and all the different ways that  we've used to save money and you know  reduce how much our utilities are and  all these things and so I decided to  start brainstorming a whole list of  things that might help you guys because  there are some things out there that you  can do that can really help save a lot  of money some things are a little bit  more money upfront  some things are less expensive and  easier to do but all of them will make  an impact some of them will make a you  know a less of an impact and some will  make a bigger impact so this list is  sort of long and so I'm sure that  something will you know work for  everyone on this list and I have it  broken down into different categories so  let's go ahead and get started so I'm   going to go with gas or heating oil first  and so there are lots of different  things that you could do to help save on  your natural gas bill and I would say  one of the best things when you're  running your furnace in the winter would  be to change the filter changing the  filter helps your furnace to run more  efficiently and so it's going to heat  your house better and with less money  and it's really inexpensive it's really  easy to do to just buy a new filter and  change them regularly so that it doesn't  become a problem and this can also help  save on repairs too so it's a double  saver the second thing would be to turn  up your AC or down your furnace now I  know that this is probably a common way  that people try to save money but it's  really not as bad as it sounds  especially since in the wintertime you  can do other things to keep yourself  warm things like cooking in your house  is you know going to help heat it anyway  you can wear a sweater or a blanket  rather than you know turning the heater  up things like that humidifiers can also  help make your house feel warmer just  like when you go to a place that has a  humid you know a place that's more humid  than where you are now or at least for  me because I live in  right on it's dry here so when I go  somewhere else I noticed the humidity  the humidity makes it feel a warmer even  though the temperature is the same so  having a humidifier and then turning  your furnace down can save some money  yes the humidifier does take a little  bit of electricity but the savings is  bigger with having turned down that  furnace so there's one thing and then  the a/c instead of having it quite so  low you can turn it you know a little  higher or whatever so it's just to where  it's comfortable not to where the point  where your house is an icebox or you can  have something to where it's moving the  air because moving air feels cooler so  instead of having it quite so low set it  a little higher and then turn on a  ceiling fan or any other type of fan  around you and that can also help a lot  so there's another thing um so in  heating if you have a larger house my  grandpa this is where I got his idea he  has a really big or had a , square  foot house and so instead of heating the  whole thing he would turn the furnace  lower there and then he would have a  heater um that he would use specifically  just in the room where he was at so not  only was he more comfortable because  that whole room was warm like he liked  it but it also saved on his utility  bills because you know he didn't have to  heat the whole , square foot house  when he's only in the den so that was a  that was a really effective way to help  you know reduce cost there but that only  really works if you live in a bigger  house if you have a smaller house and  you're in most of it or whatever it  doesn't seem to make as big of a  difference so keep that in mind  especially if you're using an electric  heater to make that zone heat because  electric heaters are one of the most  expensive ways to heat your house so  definitely definitely keep that in mind  drafts of course can be kept out with  caulk like I was just doing the other  day when I was winterizing my house  weather stripping is another good one  around doors and caulk around the  windows and things like that  door sweeps um there can be drafts from  underneath doors that can be easily  fixed just by putting a door sweep at  the bottom of the door to keep out those  drafts and then insulating curtains I  did a video last year on insulating  curtains and how they can help keep your  windows from letting out all the heat  in the winter time as well as this can  also help keep the heat out in the  summer time so actually most of these  things the cult the weather stripping  things like that are going to work both  times a year in the wintertime to help  keep you warmer and in the summertime to  help keep you cooler to keep that heat  out let's see shrink-wrap kits I've seen  these many times and before we got new  windows we used to use them basically  it's like a piece of double-sided tape  with some plastic you put on top of it  and it makes it so there's an airlock  between the windows this can help if you  have older windows if you already have  double pane windows or low E glass this  probably isn't going to be as helpful  unless you have a broken window or  something like that but if it is a  single pane window and you can't afford  to fix it or if you're a renter wouldn't  want to you know invest in a property  that's not yours this can definitely be  an easy and inexpensive way to keep  those windows from having you know too  much it'll increase the R factor of the  windows and help keep the excuse me the  colder whatever and the warm from coming  in except once you put them on you can't  open them so that's you know something  to consider that's probably more useful  to use in the winter than any other time  of year if you can afford it putting in  new windows would be a really good way  to help them produce the utility bills  to when we first bought our house we had  single pane windows and we just took our  tax return check one year and it was  only several hundred dollars to do  anyway we bought the windows and then we  put them all in ourselves to help reduce  the cost and it made a huge difference  going from a single pane wood window to  a double pane vinyl window was huge so  even though that's a little more  expensive it does save money in the long  run so it's an investment really okay so  it's the more insulation in the attic  here's another expensive suggestion I  know it sounds you know like the cost  would be a little bit high up front but  hear me out on this we first bought our  house and there was only about three  inches of blowing insulation in the  attic and so what we did is we waited  for the insulation that we wanted which  was our  it's like  inches thick  um and it's fiberglass we waited until  the insulation we wanted was on sale and  then we got another discount on top of  it so a $ vat of insulation was down  to $ with all these discounts and so  we bought it all at once it was about  three hundred and fifty dollars excuse  me with all the tax and everything for  how much we needed for this insulation  but when we went up there and we put it  all in there it made a huge difference  not only in how much it saved us but it  also made a huge difference in how  comfortable the house felt so it was  definitely worth the investment again we  had to spend three hundred and fifty  dollars to get the insulation but then  when you see your bills you know  substantially lower every single month  and it works both winter and summer  because that heat isn't coming in  through the roof and the shingles and  into the house you know it's insulating  that Sun out it made the house warmer in  the winter and it helped to keep the  house cooler in the summer so it really  was a good investment and it really  wasn't hard to do either  we weren't skilled people and we were  able to just go up there and throw it in  and it was easy so um that's probably  one of the more expensive suggestions I  have on the list but it does make a big  difference if you're a homeowner and you  don't have adequate insulation I would  highly recommend it when you can afford  it okay so another suggestion here's  another room another expensive one would  be a green heating system like the green  house I have that was another one of the  things that cost fair amount of money  but it also made a huge impact on my  utility bills and so things like using  your green house to heat your house or a  video I just put out I think last week  using like a solar window box heater or  something like that I put out a video  for a solar window box heater that  actually doubles as a Sun Oven which  there's two versions of savings you know  you don't have to cook your food there's  more savings there so things like this  can definitely help save your utility  bills because then you won't have to  spend so much heating your house at  least in the daytime so um you know over  time that can definitely add up and  you'll see a difference on your your  bill there a thankless water heater okay  here's another one we did only because  we had to our water heater we knew it  was going out it was kind of starting to  leak and so we went ahead and saved up  enough money and we bought a  our heater off of Craigslist it was a  thankless one and then we let it sit for  a few minutes until our water heater  actually went out and then our friend  came over and helped us install it the  day we were installing it I saw the gas  meter guy come over I was Saum through  the window and I'm like who is that he's  in our yard you know when I'm like oh  it's just the gas guy so I knew that the  day we put it in was the day that the  gas bill came in so I thought there the  day that the one who you know the guy  was reading it so I would knew that the  bill before that was all with our tanked  water heater and the next bill was all  going to be with the thankless water  heater so I said okay I'm going to  remember that I'm going to see how much  of a savings this thankless water heater  helps and ours is in the basement so  keeping a big tank of water hot all the  time in a basement is actually kind of  expensive so what a thankless water  heater actually heats the water right as  you use it and instead of you know  keeping it all warm all of the time so  anyway I thought I was  going to think about  it you know and check the bill and then  you know a month later of course I had  forgotten and I knew my last bill was  $ and the next bill came in and I was  expecting it to be a little bit higher  than that I looked at the bill and I saw  it and I'm like oh  that's not bad I  put it down and then something in my  head said that wasn't  look at that  bill again so I picked it up you know  took a little bit better of a look at it  this time and I saw I said fifteen  dollars so I was expecting it to go up  because we had put the new thankless hot  water heater in um in October and then  we were going to be using this in  November so I knew the bill was supposed  to go up because we were also using the  furnace and yet my bill went down by a  lot so a thankless water heater can  actually say again a lot of money  because it doesn't have to keep that big  tank of water hot all the time is it  worth taking out your tank water heater  and putting in a thankless you know just  because maybe I guess it depends on how  old your tank you know your hot water or  excuse me your water heater is but if  you're in the same position like we were  where we knew our water heater was about  to die and we have to change it anyway I  really do think it would be worth  considering at least plus they're easier  to use because now we never run out of  water  whereas we use  you know we had multiple people trying  to bay that once the person who was  getting the last got the short end of  the stick in the cold shower that  doesn't happen anymore so it's cheaper  and it works better in real life I  really am a fan of those and I've had  mine for like four years never had a  problem with it so I really liked it  okay so let's see-oh or a solar water  heater that would be even better than a  thankless water heater so instead of  using gas to heat your water like if any  water heater woulda tanked or a thankless  a solar water heater actually heats back  the water with the Sun so I'm working on  a video on putting together a really  practical and easy-to-use three-season  solar water heater so stay tuned for  that  that's going to be fun I'm really  excited about that and then my last  suggestion for you know different ways  that you can save on gas would be to  wash your laundry in cold water so  instead of using warm water or even hot  water except when it's necessary just  wash your laundry in cold water there  are lots of different laundry detergents  that can use cold water I came out with  one a while back I was like with laundry  detergent that you know can use cold  water and your laundry can get just as  clean and cold water as it doesn't warm  so that's definitely something to  consider it will add up over time and so  let's now let's move on to the next  category of things ways to save  electricity so my favorite way to save  electricity is just to turn things off  it actually drives my husband really  nuts he's definitely on board with this  when somebody is in a room and they're  using the light and then they leave the  room and they leave the light on or  whatever something like that um it  definitely can cause the energy bill to  be higher than it needs to be because of  waste it's really a waste to leave stuff  plugged in or on when it doesn't really  need to be so just turn things off turn  off fans when you leave the room turn  off the lights turn off the TV things  like that and you'll see over time that  it will add up so that can definitely  help another thing would be what they  call energy vampires that's basically  like things that go into standby mode  the most common things would be like  VCRs and TVs when you have it turned on  and you just click the power button to  turn it off  it's still drawing electricity the whole  time it's off just so it can be in that  standby mode so having things like TVs  other electronics computers things like  that all connected with a power strip  where they're all plugged in to the  power strip and you know in the evening  or whenever you're done with the  appliance or whatever and you turn it  off instead of just turning it into  standby mode turn it into the stand you  know off and then flip the switch on the  power strip so that it stops drawing  power when you don't need it so getting  into the habit of doing these types of  things every night before bed or  whatever can help save that energy that  you're really not even using it's a  total waste for it to just be drawing  energy all night when you're sleeping  anyway so that can also help those are  definitely helpful as far as lightbulbs  go there are several different types of  lightbulbs out there there's obviously  the incandescent light bulbs these draw  the most electricity and so a while back  they came out with CFLs compact  fluorescent light bulbs and those help  save a lot of electricity but the  problem with them is that they had high  levels of mercury and so while they  saved electricity they were really good  on one hand they also had a drawback and  now they've come out with an even better  solution with just LED they save even  more electricity and they don't have the  mercury in them like the CFLs do so I'm  a real big fan of them I've been slowly  switching them out it's not something I  can go around my whole house and put in  all new CFLs excuse me LEDs everywhere
 but as I have a light bulb that you know  goes out or whatever instead of buying  one of the other versions I will go  ahead and buy an LED and I haven't had  one burn out yet they last a really long  time so even though they're more  expensive to buy they last a really long  time and they save money throughout  their whole entire life that you're  using them so those can be really  helpful especially if you have high  ceilings and light bulbs are hard to get  to anyway then they're really helpful  because then you just put them in and  leave them there for like six years okay  so the next thing I would suggest would  be energy-efficient appliances there are  lots of different appliances that we use  whether they're large appliances like  refrigerators and free  things like that dishwashers things so  consider if you're going to be buying  new ones to get energy-efficient ones or  if you're even buying them used I just  had my washing machine go out and so I  made sure to buy an energy-efficient  washing machine but I still bought it  off of Craigslist so you know as you  need things just consider buying  energy-efficient versions large  appliances small appliances they make  lots of energy-efficient small  appliances for your kitchen things like  that and also your heating cooling  systems we don't tend to put those in  very often but if you get the  opportunity to put in you know or have  to if your furnace goes out or something  like that or you're installing an air  conditioner etc you know try and make  you know conscious decisions about  what's going to be the lease with the  bills later on I had my brother  suggesting to me to buy and put in a new  a/c unit I think it was last summer and  I was kind of like teetering you know  I'd be nice I guess but I'm really not a  fan of the way like new a/c works and so  instead we opted for a evaporative  cooler which uses a lot less electricity  and I'm really glad that we did while we  go over to his house and it's nice and  cool in the summer  ours is cool too ours just uses a lot  less electricity so next would be to air  dry your clothes and/or your hair um I  don't like to blow-dry my hair anyway  because it's bad for your hair and it's  also bad for your clothes to put them in  the dryer because of the heat it can  make them last less long so just hang  them out to dry  or when you take a shower just let it  dry on its own definitely these will  help save electricity and it will also  help on your wear and tear on your  clothes help them last longer which will  save also and it's also better for your  hair when you're using your dryer  sticking with the dryer theme here make  sure you clean the lint screen every  time it also helps to keep your dryer  working efficiently so make sure you  change it every single time  I'm just pull it's really easy to pull  it out take the rent out and whatnot and  um over time it will help keep the thing  cleaner um the ductwork and everything  and it also helped you know your clothes  dry faster and your machine lasting  longer  so that's a good thing as well um a  drier hint heat diverter I actually just  got one of these and I'm really excited  to test it out it attaches to the  ductwork and it can divert the heat  either outside for when it's summertime  or you can divert the heat into the  house when you want to so I'm really  excited about this to test it out and  see if it works and if it's worth it or  not does it add a lot of you know  humidity of the year so stay tuned for  that that's going to be coming up very  soon  Sun Oven is another way to uh save  electricity I know I mentioned this  earlier when I was talking about the gas  but if you have an electric stove like I  do this can help save a lot of money by  simply using a Sun Oven to cook your  food instead of your range next would be  to turn off your dishwasher when it's  finished  ours has a automatic dry mode so once  the dishwasher runs and it's finished it  just goes into a drying mode where it  heats the dishes and it dries off all  the water from the dishes well instead  of letting the dishwasher dry the dishes  what we have decided to do is try and  get to it right away turn it off and  then we either just let them air dry if  we need some go somewhere whatever we  just leave them there to air dry or  we'll just wipe them with a rag so that  it doesn't have to use that heater  inside the dishwasher to wash the to dry  those dishes um so the next thing would  be to ditch your second fridge there are  a lot of people out there that have an  extra fridge like in their garage or  their basement or whatever those draw a  lot of electricity and often times  they're not even all the way full people  will you be using them for just a few  drinks and things like that and so if  you're really trying to help save on  your electric bill or whatnot  if you have an extra appliance like that  that you're not entirely using all of  the time maybe not maybe that may not  need it um let's see oh and the last  thing on my list would be to unplug  chargers and appliances when they're not  in use just like I mentioned earlier  with the energy vampires this is very  much the same thing when you have like a  cell phone charger or things like that  oftentimes they're drawing electricity  the whole time they're plugged in even  if they're not charging  that thing that they're charging or the  appliance that you're using is still  using electricity even though you're not  using the appliance so just get into the  habit of when you're done with you know  something in the kitchen or the bathroom  or whatever just unplug it when you're  done and then you know over time this  can help save electricity so that  concludes the electricity portion of it  I'm going to go ahead and move on to the  last of the three categories and that's  saving water so the first thing that I  like to do and actually totally drives  me crazy when I see people do this is  turn off water when they're not using it  there are people I've gone over to their  house and they're brushing their teeth  they'll turn it on to let what wet their  toothbrush the whole time they're  brushing their teeth the waters just  running the whole time and they're not  even using it and so um definitely this  can help save a lot of money in the long  run and in the short run especially if  there are multiple people in a household  that are using this to just go ahead and  turn off that water what the toothbrush  turn it off and then do whatever it is  you're doing or when you're using the  sink to do your dishes instead of  leaving the water running as you're  rinsing this the dishes just turn it on  rinse the dish turn it off instead of  leaving it running in between all of it  because it really can help save a lot of  water by not having it running even in  those times when you're not using it so  there's one use the correct size on the  laundry settings we had an old washer it  just broke down long ago so we got a new  one but before we had a washer that had  several settings and it drove me crazy  when my husband would go ahead and start  some laundry it would be a small load  and he forgot to set it to from large or  extra-large down to that small so when  you're going to do laundry if you have a  setting on your washing machine make  sure you choose the correct setting it's  not only going to help the clothes get  cleaner and more efficiently by using  you know the right amount of water  rather than too much water with less  soap and less clothes it's just not as  efficient that way but it'll also help  save a lot of water so please make sure  you choose  to do laundry with the right setting or  if you're getting a new washing machine  you know if yours broke like ours just  did get one that has the ability to  automatically sense what the size of the  load is and then it'll just use the  right amount of water automatically so  that's even more helpful because then we  don't even have to remember so that's  really super helpful or if you have only  one size on your washing machine make  sure to do full loads every time and the  same with the dishwasher both of them  you know they're going to use the same  amount of water no matter how many  dishes or whatever are in there so you  might as well just run full loads only  so that can help be more efficient  speaking of efficiency toilets we just  put in a new toilet I do property  management that's sort of my job but  anyway we just put a new toilet for one  of the tenants and it was a dual flush I  really am excited about this it has one  side where it's a quick flush for saying  number one and then a more water flush  if it's you know a number two and so  energy-efficient toilets use a lot less  water are definitely the wave of the  future and so far it's been working out  well my parents have one just like it  and now we just put this one in and so  I'm really excited to see how much water  that's going to help save or if you're  not in the market for a new toilet if it  didn't break like the last one we were  just replacing just flush less often  you know I don't mean to be not giving  you TMI here but our family if it's a  number one we won't always flush it  we'll just leave it for a little while  until the next person comes along and so  um you know I know there are a lot of  people out there that do that some  people don't like that but that's just a  suggestion if you can flush less often  that would definitely help since toilets  are one of the biggest water users in  the walk in the household take shorter  showers if you can there are lots of  ways to help take shorter showers or you  can install low-flow like faucets we  used to have a water or a faucet that  used a fair amount of water and then we  got one of the low flows and I noticed a  big difference on how much water it  saved  so if you don't want to take shorter  showers that's okay you can always just  go the route of using the low-flow  faucet or showerhead and that can help  save a lot of water or even use a gray  water system I just showed earlier in  the summer of how we use a gray water  system especially on our shower where we  use the water twice we use it to shower  once and then we use it a second time by  putting it on lawn and that can help  save a lot of water - okay so fixing and  finding finding and fixing leaks that  you may have around everybody around I'm  sure has seen one of those faucets that  constantly drips and even though it's  only one drip of water over time and all  day long and all night long that drip  actually adds up to a lot of gallons of  water and over the course of months or  years it could be hundreds or thousands  of gallons of water that are going down  the drain for no reason and there are  lots of other types of leaks too like  when your toilet kind of has a sound  like it sounds like it's leaking it  could be leaking from the tank to the  bowl that could be adding up to a lot of  water as well so leaks like this if you  find and fix them can save you know a  considerable amount over time because if  your why pay for something that you're  not even using anyway the water is just  getting wasted it's not even you know  even useful so that is all for indoor  water we're almost done stick with me  okay so just a couple more things on how  to save water in the yard mulch mulch  can be a really good way to help save  water especially if you're using it on  stuff like trees and things like that  it's also good in the garden to help  save water and whatnot and if you live  in a dry climate this is really going to  be helpful don't water the sidewalk I  see this all the time and it drives me  crazy sometimes but if you have a  sprinkler system or even if you're  setting up a sprinkler try to keep it to  where it's watering the plants that it  needs to and not all over the street and  the sidewalk and the driveway and things  like that it's just going to cause weeds  to grow and cause the water to just run  off and go straight into the gutter and  that's not that's not  we're useful either because we don't  need it there so try and water  efficiently by not watering things that  don't need to be like that  watering think of either the evening or  the morning watering in the middle of  the day causes a considerable amount of  evaporation so my favorite time to water  is actually in the evening I really  think that it helps my plants the best  to water in the evening because then  they have all night long to soak up that  water before the Sun comes out the next  day and help causes it to evaporate and  when we get thunderstorms they tend to  come in the evening so I really do think  that nature is telling us when the best  time to water is and it's in the evening  but if you can't then the morning is  also a good time because then the plants  at least have a little bit of time to  absorb that water before it just  evaporates away um let's see sweep your  sidewalks and your decks instead of  hosing them off a lot of times people  will just hose off you know their deck  or their sidewalk to get it clean  whereas that uses a lot of water you  could just sweep it and make it clean  that way and it can still be very clean  without having to use that water a broom  you buy it once and then use it over and  over again whereas that water would just  have to be you'd have to pay for it  every single time you're doing that and  then my last suggestion would be  different ways that you can save water  with like rain barrels where you're  collecting rainwater so you don't even  have to buy the city water or drip  irrigation systems things like that that  use just small amounts of water so that  it really has a chance to soak in before  it gets evaporated  unlike overhead sprinklers and things  like that that really cause a lot of  evaporation so trip irrigation systems  you're another good way and also soaker  hoses those can be another good way if  you remember to turn them off that was  my main problem with soaker hoses that  they don't make any noise so I don't  remember to make sure to turn them off  and then or turn them on and then turn  them off at an appropriate time  so soaker hoses can also be another good  way to make sure the water goes straight  to the ground and into the roots rather  than all over the place where it's not  really needed so now I want to hear from  you what kinds of things are you doing  to make a significant difference on your  utility bills and have I forgotten  anything as good hard as I try to  brainstorm a big list of things to share  with you to help  you save money of course I'm going to  forget something so tell me if I've  forgotten anything and also share with  me what's made a big difference on your  utility bills and I can't wait to hear  from you thanks  

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