Cost of Living - Tips and Tricks
Before and After the Sale
Don’t fall into the new home-buyer shadow and skip out on the simple tricks to help make your new investment last.
Now more than ever it’s important for you to protect the longevity of your home.
We’re talking about tips and tricks to help you long-term.
Jump into the savings here to stay in front of the shadow!
Before the Sale, Front-Load Your Plan
You’ve found the home you love, and it fits all your needs, but don’t forget to ask what the house can do for you in the long run.
Ask: Can you tell me about the insulation that comes with this home?
What additional options do I have? Can you explain them in detail?
Are your homes inspected for potentially compromised seals, leaks, and energy loss?
What type of heating and cooling system is installed? Are there other options available?
How do you incorporate energy-saving methods into the planning/construction of the home?
Do you have customization options that create more energy-saving solutions?
Owning a home is expensive.
It’s rewarding, but we aren’t blind to the maintenance and upkeep of a home over time.
That’s why having an energy-efficient home is important.
It saves you time and money.
Owning a home doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.
After the Sale, Energy-Safe Preservation
Now that you’ve sealed the deal and you’re officially a homeowner, there’s an endless list of things you can do to increase the efficiency of your home.
Here are a few that we’ve found to help conserve energy:
- Make the switch to LED lightbulbs. You’ll be surprised at how this simple change can bring long-lasting dividends.
- If your washing machine has a cold wash setting, utilize it! Cold washes can result in less energy used and achieve the same deep clean.
- Get your daily dose of vitamin D… meaning let the natural light in! Open up the blinds, throw open the shutters, and give your light bulbs a rest!
- Do you need to use your dryer? Pull out the clothespins once in a while. This is especially helpful on hot summer days to avoid overheating your house.
- Clean or replace all filters in your home regularly. Dirty filters make your system work hard and run longer than necessary. Bonus tip: write the date on the filter to keep track of how old the filter is.