The holidays have become one of the highlights of any family and home country. Every year, the forecast and preparation is advanced and despite the fact that we are in spring, many homes already have all their plans and routes to enjoy the summer as a family as much as possible. But, of course, we are all interested in taking care of the economic aspect and vacations are usually a gap for domestic finances.
So we bring a selection of tips to get the most out of the holiday period without wasting time.
Tips for Saving during Summer Holidays
Baggage on air travel : if the chosen destination involves the use of flights, it is important to leave the house with all the packages measured and heavy to avoid surprises. Airlines have a cap that, if exceeded, requires a considerable financial surcharge.
Low-cost plans: in many cities the main tourist attractions and museums have vouchers or packs to reduce the cost of tickets. And even in some cases they can be visited at very specific times where the entrance price is reduced or it is simply free.
Home accommodation: One of the trends in the so-called “collaborative economy” is the use of home exchange platforms. In this way, a user’s home can be used to stay in their city in exchange for transferring ours. It is an original way of getting to know a home in the country of destination and at little cost.
Avoid restaurant meals: of course, one of the main attractions on a trip is to get to know other cultures and gastronomies. But this is not an obstacle to make most of the meals in the chosen accommodation. A visit to a supermarket and getting some of the typical products and drinks are a perfect gastronomic immersion and at a much lower price than visiting hospitality establishments.
Tips to save on the use of air conditioning
The summer is a great time to take advantage and enjoy free time at pools, beaches and terraces, especially to escape the heat of the home. In many homes and buildings, heat buildup and lack of power cause high temperatures to become an enemy to keep a close eye on, forcing air conditioners and fans to be mitigated.
For this reason, the electric bill multiplies at the end of the month and it is difficult to face its spending, especially if we take into account that in July and August the majority of Spanish families enjoy their well-deserved vacations, which further complicates the economic situation of the home.
To avoid wasting a single penny with the air conditioning, the specific needs of each space and the energy label of the appliances must be taken into account before your purchase . The efficiency of the appliance will suppose a greater or lesser cost in the electricity bill.
When starting to use the devices, it is recommended to set the desired temperature and not a lower one to achieve a faster effect. This considerably increases the expense of the apparatus. If a temperature of 23 degrees is desired in the room, we should not use 21 as the temperature of the appliance, although our sensation is not immediately cool.
Of course, when we use the air conditioning, doors and windows must be closed to prevent the cold from escaping and we do not achieve the desired effect. In addition, it is necessary to carry out a correct maintenance of the devices to avoid their deterioration and problems of use (lack of cold, lower air flow, etc.). For this, it is enough to periodically check filters and refrigerant fluid.