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New Homeowners: How to Save $$$
There are a lot of benefits to owning your own home and in today’s market; it has never been more affordable. Not having to work with landlords, landscaping your own backyard and painting your house as you deem needed— what could be more exciting than making the jump from renter to first-time homeowner? Getting swept up in all the excitement is a wonderful feeling; however being a homeowner can be a little daunting.
When you first buy is the perfect time to walk through a checklist of ways to make your home comfortable, while keeping an eye your for your finances. In a recent article I read on contractor Danny Lipford, and Honeywell Home Environment, I thought these tips to offer added comfort and money savings tips for new homeowners was something to share.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are harmful gases that can be emitted by some paints, solvents, cleaners, adhesives, furniture, and shelving. When using products that contain high levels of VOCs, open windows or, better yet, turn on an air purifier that has a VOC pre-filter to help remove VOCs from the air that passes through the unit.
Set back your thermostat about 10 degrees when you’re away from ... more
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