Summer is that special time of the year when the kids are out from school and your family does fun things together. However, those fun things can be rather costly and those costs quickly add up. If you really need replacement windows in Santa Barbara, CA, you might have to cut back on other expenses in order to afford them. Don’t worry, the cut backs are temporary. Once the new windows go in, you’ll save on your energy bills and have more money available for whatever you want. But if you are in the pre-window process and are trying to save up, here are a few things you can do to save this summer.
Sure, going to the movie theater is an experience, but when you take a whole family and then you have to splurge on popcorn as well, it can feel like you’re spending an arm and a leg. It’s likely that your family hasn’t seen every movie everyone wants to see out there so look into renting movies for one night through streaming. You can pop your own popcorn for free and everyone can have bathroom breaks whenever they want without missing anything. Plus, you’ll save a bundle.
If your kids are like fish in the summer and you don’t have a pool yourself, consider getting a membership to a community pool. The memberships cost upfront, but if swimming is all your kids want to do, you can take them there as often as you’d like for no extra cost. Instead of spending money on other forms of entertainment, they’re happy in the pool and you can take a book, soak in some sun, and let them have fun. Memberships to the right places that you know you’ll really use can save you money over paying for entrance every time.
Raise The Air
This area can get rather hot in the summer, but if you don’t have efficient windows, a lot of the air you are trying to use leaks out anyway. Raise the temperature on your AC a few degrees, and maybe more when you aren’t home, to save on funds. You can save even more when you get the new windows and you’ll be way cooler than before as well.
There are lots of other ways you can save up this summer so you are able to get your replacement windows in Santa Barbara, CA faster. If you’d like more tips, or if you want to start looking into window options so you know how much you have to save, contact Quality Windows & Doors for help. You can call us at (805) 984-5895 and we can give you a free consultation to talk over your home’s needs and what new windows can do to meet those goals. You can also stop by our showroom at 1430 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030 to look over options and see what might work best for your home. Our website is Qualitywindows-doors.com if you want to start there for more information.