Minnesota Real Estate Owners - Save Money by Make Your Home More Energy Efficient By Ahmed Elbatrawy

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Hello Minnesota Real Estate Owners!
Trying to find ways to make your Minnesota Real Estate property more energy efficient?  Here are some great tips and ideas to help you reduce energy costs throughout each room in your new home! By starting out with some basic things you can do as a Minnesota homeowner, you can save money any season of the year. 
The kitchen is a great place to start, specifically the refrigerator.  Always make sure the door closes!  Making sure the magnetic door seals tightly will add up in the end.  Also making sure the on/off switch works properly by checking it once a month. This will get rid of some of the guess work of operation.  Another helpful tip with the refrigerator that people don't realize, is to vacuum the refrigerator condenser coil frequently.  The condenser coil should be cleaned once per year, or if you have a pet with long hair, it is probably a good idea to clean it every 6 months. This can be found either running from the back to front of your appliance or on the bottom. Another tip to help keep your kitchen more energy efficient is to only run full loads in your dishwasher.  This will not only save energy, but save on your water bill…a double bonus!

In your laundry and bathroom areas, the first basic tip is to make sure the hot-water heater thermostat is set no higher than 150 degrees Fahrenheit.  Insulate all hot water pipes and seal all leaking taps.  When doing laundry, never overload the dryer.  This will only make it work twice as hard using twice as much energy and will take even longer for the clothes to dry.  And never forget to clean out the dryer lint filter after each load (also a fire prevention tip)!

Tips for your living area including bedrooms are also very simple.  Make sure that you have ceiling insulation properly installed throughout the house.  This is something that can be researched during your home inspection.  Whether at home or not, keep curtains closed to prevent heat loss in winter and overheating in summer, and always close off unheated areas.  Clean your heating filter regularly to make sure you get the most of your money in the winter months!  There have been several reports about the use of high-efficiency fluorescent lighting in all areas where appropriate.  They may be more expensive up front, but can save up to 80 percent in costs in the long run.

Following these tips will help make your new Minnesota Real Estate property more energy efficient no matter what the season!  Let me know if you have any questions regarding saving money through energy efficiency or about Minnesota Real Estate.
Best regards,
Ahmed Elbatrawy, REALTOR
Re/Max Associates Plus Pro Team
7300 France Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Tel (952) 915-2220

Web-site www.RemaxSearch.com


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