Green Upgrades that just might bring you a little more Green

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Green Upgrades that just might bring you a little more Green

You might assume that making your Sherman home energy efficiency requires a lot of time and money, but generally, that’s not the case. Often small fixes can have a big impact on your heating, cooling, and other utility bills. Here are some easy things you can do to make your home more efficient right now: 

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Tip #1: Don’t turn that dial and possibly upgrade to a thermostat that is more effective.

 

Keep your thermostat set at one temperature and leave it! In the winter around 68 degrees should be right, and 75 degrees in summer (in homes with a cooling system, of course). Avoiding constant adjustments will keep your energy bills stable. The thermostats that adjust themselves such as the Nest system work well on helping with energy costs. The system will allow you to set the thermostat to adjust itself when you are not there. Set the times and leave it alone.

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Tip #2: Stop the drip-drips

Leaky showerheads and faucets are hard-to-miss energy wasters. Sometimes just a small drip which is not noticeable can make a huge difference. Stop by your local Home Depot and get the easy fix taken care of right away. Toilets that run can also cost you on your water bill, changing out the interior flush value may be the cause of toilet to continue to run, take a drive to the local hardware to discuss what might be the issue. The majority of required repairs are covered in the most basic do-it-yourself handbook.

Tip #3: Go fluorescent or is LED better?

While compact fluorescent light bulbs cost more than the standard incandescent bulbs that you’re used to, they last up to five times longer and use only a quarter of the electricity.  Although we are seeing that many home sellers are switching to LED lights. The cost is at a much higher rate than the Fluorescent lights are but seem to be the go-to lighting.  Many of these bulbs last over five years, and each energy-saving fluorescent bulb will save you $40 to $60 on your electric bill over the course of its lifetime. The LED lights may raise the value of your home slightly if you choose to leave them behind.

Tip #4: Watch that fireplace sparkle and glow.

Energy can really leak out of that fireplace as it sparkles and glows beautifully. Check the dampers and screens to make sure that energy isn’t leaking when the fireplace is not in use. Do you feel a drafty area when the fireplace is not in use? If so the damper may need to be looked at. If the fireplace is just for decoration, cover the chimney. A well-maintained fireplace should be an economical way to heat your house and add a warm atmosphere as well. The beauty of a fireplace can bring a buyer into the mood of saying yes to 

your Sherman home.

Tip #5: Keep those appliances Fresh and Clean.

Clean air conditioning and furnace filters frequently, and have your appliances inspected once a year. A Sherman home buyer will look at the HVAC unit if it is clean and well maintained they are more likely to say yes to your home. Clean and fresh well maintained brings a smile to Sherman home buyers. The stove usually remains with the home as well, keeping this clean up to date may bring better value.   Efficient appliances lower energy bills and future repair costs. Sherman homes for sale Energy Efficient Time Money

 

Tip #6: Windows are they drafty?

 As you start looking at your Sherman home are the windows drafty? Windows are the most common energy waster. Make sure that all the weather-stripping is in good condition, consider lifeofpix free photo of windows double-paned windows and storm shutters to reduce the energy drain. Depending on the style of your home upgrading windows may be a choice you make.

Hopefully, these ideas help you create a more energy-efficient home. Energy efficiency is not only an important part of conservation; it’s also a great way to save money. If you have any questions about your home, we are only a phone call away

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Laura Filip very good report about green upgrades might bring a little more green.

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John thank you for stopping by and saying hello. It is always nice to keep a little more green in one's pocket. Saving a little will help in the long run. 

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These are excellent tips to share.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

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