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Water Heaters 101

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/18/16 8:30 PM

If you’re buying a home or looking to make some energy efficient upgrades (which we’ve mentioned earlier this week as being one way to save big on your taxes) take extra consideration when investing in a water heater.


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Topics: Home, Credit, Electricity, Home Maintenance, tax, water heaters, water, reduce, energy efficiency

Ways to make your home green

Posted by Amy Patterson on 5/5/15 4:46 PM

We are always on the lookout for tips to make homes more energy efficient. 

And while simple tips like using less water and bumping your thermostat up or down a degree can make a difference, there are also long term investments that you can consider that can make your home much more efficient for years to come.

Water flow – Water usage is a costly item for homeowners. In addition to working to conserve water, consider installing low-flow plumbing fixtures. These fixtures are not expensive or complicated to install; and according to Energy Star, they can save homeowners up to $145 per year on electricity costs.

Lighting – Switching over to compact fluorescent light bulbs may require a more pricey up-front investment, however, each bulb can save you up to $40 during the life of the bulb. They also can last up to 10 times longer than traditional bulbs.

Thermostat – A programmable thermostat allows homeowners to reset their homes' temperature while they are sleeping or away from their home – it has an average annual savings of $150.

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Topics: Green Living, Home Loans, Money, Savings, Electricity

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