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<em>”Very professional &amp; caring.”</em>

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Add Home Energy Improvements to Your Move-In Checklist

There is much to consider when making a move to a new home – don’t forget saving money on utility bills. If you want to save money on your utility bills – consider tips in the EnergySavers guide from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Buy Newer, Energy Efficient Appliances

Moving a household often involves buying appliances, so make sure they are energy efficient. When you buy an appliance, make sure it has a yellow ENERGY STAR® to let you know it is energy efficient. The U.S. Department of Energy sets guidelines for energy efficiency, and the ENERGY STAR® label shows a passing grade. Appliances with the ENERGY STAR® label use 20-40+% less energy than comparable appliances that don’t have one. The same applies to big ticket items like water heaters, furnaces and air conditioning units.

Make Energy Home Improvements

To reduce drafts and loss of energy, you should also make sure you have adequate insulation throughout. Don’t let the cold/warm air escape from your home – upgrade to energy efficient double-pane glass windows. Some government agencies provide tax credits and rebates for improvements – go to www.energy.gov/savings for details.

Plenty of Budget-Friendly Options

If you don’t have the money for big-ticket items, there are smaller items you can buy than can save you money over time. Programmable thermostat – lets you turn down the heat or AC during parts of the day when you are not home. Energy Efficient light bulbs (CFL/LED bulbs) – they can use up to 75% less energy than traditional light bulbs. Household drafts caused by outside vents, wires and pipes can be stopped with inexpensive caulk or expansion foam.

You can experience many years of lower utility bills by making these one-time energy efficiency upgrades.

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