Appliances account for nearly 13 percent of a household’s energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, with refrigeration, cooking and laundry at the top of the list.
As a homeowner, I’m well aware of my energy costs, especially as the colder months approach. I’ve replaced windows, sealed doors and made investment in ways to heat and cool my home more efficiently, but sometimes it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference. Changing your light bulbs might be one of the most overlooked areas to lower your home energy bills.
Many first-time homeowners come up with a budget after buying a home to ease into the costs of utilities, maintenance and other property-related responsibilities. There are several ways that homeowners can keep their energy costs low and, in some cases, maintain their properties during the hot summer months. Take inventory Most homes lose energy through [...]
Just in time for Earth Day which happens to be this Sunday, April 22! We recently began an exciting blog partnership with Allstate Insurance. Check out our first guest blog post on their community blog: Why Energy-Efficient Home Improvements Might Close the Sale and look for future posts from All State guest blogger Pauline Hammerbeck. [...]