9 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year—tax refund season! Armed with extra cash and online shopping, your possibilities are endless. But before you run out and make it rain the second your refund hits your bank account, check out our list of the best (and most responsible) ways to spend your tax refund this year.
1. LET ME UPGRADE YOU
Is your heating system more than 15 years old? If so, it’s a good idea to look into replacing your old, low-efficiency unit with a high-efficiency propane furnace or boiler. Not only will you save some serious money from the improved efficiency, but your new and improved heating system may also qualify for government incentives and rebates!
2. MONEY OUT THE WINDOW
Ever feel like you’re paying to heat (or cool) the outside of your home? It’s probably because you are! By simply upgrading your single-pane or double-paned clear glass windows to energy-efficient windows can save you up to $465 per year in energy costs.
3. GET AHEAD
From your house to your car, paying your insurance bill in full is a great way to spend your tax refund. Not only is it one less bill to worry about month-to-month, but most insurance companies also offer a generous discount with annual insurance payments! How ‘bout that?
4. SO SMART
Who would’ve thought that something as simple as upgrading your thermostat could save you money? It’s true! On average, smart thermostats can save you 10-12% in heating costs and 15% in cooling costs, which amounts to approximately $130-$145 in annual savings!
5. BACK IT UP
You’ll never have to worry about being without power again if you invest your tax refund in a propane generator. Propane generators are not only more reliable than the alternatives, they’re also more convenient. Simply have your AmeriGas service tech hook your generator up to your current propane tank and you’re ready to take on Mother Nature!
6. SO FRESH & SO CLEAN
Skip out on spring cleaning this year and let us take care of all the dirty work for you! Our experts suggest having your system inspected annually to ensure your propane appliances are running at peak performance. Contact us or your local office to schedule your Clean & Light maintenance today.
7. BILLS, BILLS, BILLS
What’s life without debt? Oh, I know—a life we all aspire to live. Whether you’re looking to *finally* pay off those students or trying to refinance your home, tax refund season is a great opportunity to reduce or eliminate your high-interest debt!
8. GO TANKLESS
Never worry about running out of hot water again by investing your tax refund in a tankless water heater! Unlike standard storage tanks, tankless propane water heaters provide an endless supply of hot water. Best of all, your tankless propane water heater may even qualify for government incentives and rebates!
9. STACKS ON DECK
There’s no better way to spend your tax refund than not spending it at all! Regardless if you’re saving for a home or looking to jump start your kid’s college fund, your tax refund is a great way to start saving!