Local Records Office – With technology and machines taking many Americans jobs there is no surprise that many homeowners have cut back on various activities, spending and making lifestyle changes to adjust to today’s difficult economy says, Local Records Office. My wife and I do our part, but there are so many little things we all can do to save a few pennies or dollars here and there. After all the little changes add up… I suggest you take a family trip with the savings or just double down on one hand of blackjack!!
- Fix or Replace Leaky Faucets, Or You Will Regret It
This is #1 for a reason; water damage causes serious damage to the home’s foundation that will cost you thousands of dollars says, Local records Office. A leaky faucet, pipe or water damage in the bathroom can waste over 200 gallons of water each single month. You are literally flushing your money down the drain. Grab a screwdriver or wrench to tighten up those loose fittings before calling a plumber. FYI… it is cheaper if you do it yourself! Here is a easy DIY for bathroom remodeling.
- Replace All Your Filters Now
Yes, you have to change your furnace filters more than once a decade. This is one of the most overlooked and forgotten tasks of home ownership. A dirty filter makes your furnace work harder thus costing you more cash says, Local Records Office.
- Proper Bulbs Will Save You Big Bucks
Dimming your lights can save big bucks on your bills and maybe add a little spark of romance to an otherwise boring TV dinner together on a Wednesday night. It takes less electricity with dimmed lights while reducing the harshness of typical light bulbs.
- Get Rid of Those Old Shower Heads, They May Be Doing More Harm Than Good
Local Records Office says, “Swapping out the high flow shower heads to a lower flow can potentially save about 20,000 gallons of water a year. Lowering your shower hot water output will also lesson the bite on your electric bill. It is a two-for-one.”
- Cover Small Holes That Let Cool Air Out and Let Bugs In
Caulking around windows, tubs, sinks, etc. start to deteriorate which may lead to a very expensive fix down the road if not in the immediate future. Drafty windows increase heat and cooling cost while porous seals around faucets can saturate the interior walls with moisture says, Local Records Office. If your home has no snow around the foundation during February, you may need to reseal your windows to stop the escaping warmth.
I am not pretending that I am a “green” real estate agent as being “green” is the latest catchphrase. Saving a buck or two helps out over the year so I may take my beautiful wife out to a nice meal or donate to a local deserving charity. Knowledge is power, my friends, so use it wisely.
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