9 Ways Homeowners Can Save On Utility Costs

Dated: January 15 2021

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1. Wash full loads of dishes and clothes.

2. Air-dry dishes, sheets and lightweight clothing, whenever possible

3. Use timers and motion sensors to turn lights off and on.

4. Lower the temperature on your hot water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Use weather-stripping and caulking around doors and windows to prevent drafts.

6. Regularly replace HVAC filters and have a licensed professional inspect your heating and cooling systems twice a year.  

7. Use spray foam insulation to seal gaps around pipes, chimneys, lights, windows, and brickwork.

8. Invest in a programmable thermostat to conserve resources and money.

9. As they burn out, replace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs or CFLs.


In addition, contact your utility company and ask if they offer a free home energy audit. According to AmericaSaves.org, energy lost from a basement, unfinished room, attic, or garage can be an expensive waste of money. Sealing leaky ductwork can provide additional savings. 


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Christine Librach - DRE 01480120

For the past 20 years, I've been helping home owners buy, sell, and manage properties. My experience with negotiation, luxury home marketing, and real estate market trends allows me to provide my clie....

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