Are Your Energy Costs a Scary Sight?

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Home Improvement

Kilowatts and megajoules and  terms... oh my! And when those electric and gas bills arrive, they can certainly be frightful!

  • Things that go bump in the night - aka, your heating system. Now is a great time to schedule service to make sure it's operating efficiently on hose cooler nights ahead. Even a simple change or cleaning of your filter can help. Replacing dirty filters with clean ones can reduce your energy consumption up to 15%, according to the Department of Energy. Depending on your lifestyle and type of furnace, it's recommended to change them every 90 days.
  • Adjust the temp - When you're home during the day, set the thermostat at a temperature that's comfortable. At night or when you're away, if you set it back 10 to 15 degrees you can save about 10% a year.
  • Energy up in smoke  - If you never use the fireplace, plug and seal the chimney flue. But if you do use the fireplace, install tempered glass doors and a heat-air exchange system that blows warmed air back into the room.

Buying and selling a home doesn't have to scare you. I'm here to help! Let's get in touch today.