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Money Saving Tips For Home Improvement



Regular maintenance and improvement projects around the home are essential to
successful home ownership. If you neglect the things around your home, you will see
the value of your home quickly dropping and the cost to live in your home
increasing. Below are a few great tips to help you care for your home to avoid high
utility payments and costly repairs down the road.



You have a web of water lines running through your home that carry both hot and cold
water to the different faucets. These pipes should be insulated to protect them from
freezing during the winter if you live in a climate that gets cold. The insulation
will also help to keep your water hot as it makes its way from the hot water tank to
the faucets and showers in your home. By keeping the water hot as it makes its way,
you can reduce the temperature that you have your hot water tank set at, as the
water will still be hot when it gets where you want it.



You home likely has cracks or air leaks throughout it. You must find these leaks and
seal them up. If you live in an older home, you may want to hire a specialist to
come out and test your home for leaks so that they can all be sealed. These air
leaks may seem small to you, but they are costing you a good bit of money each year
as they allow your heating or cooling to escape from the home.



Dimmer switches are simple and quick to install if you have any knowledge of
electrical work in the home. If you are not knowledgeable about how it works, you
can find DIY websites that will walk you through the process. These switches will
allow you to dim your lights and use less electricity to light the rooms of your
house.



Ceiling fans can help   to reduce the power that you use during the warmer months.
Instead of kicking on   the air conditioning, you can just run the ceiling fans and
enjoy the cool breeze   that they put off. They use far less power than the AC unit
and can keep you just   as comfortable.



Air filters in your furnace must be replaced about once every three months to keep
your HVAC system running efficiently. It only takes minutes to do and will save you
quite a bit of money over the years.



Check your faucets indoors and outdoors for leaks or parts that are worn out and
ready to be replaced. That leaky faucet could be costing you more than you think
each month. Even if you do not pay for city water where you live, the leaking is
causing your well pump to kick on more often, as well as the water bladder that is
in your home.



Insulating your attic is among the most important things that you must do to your
home. You will lose all of the heat out of your home during the colder months, and
allow the heat of the sun to heat up your home in the warmer months. It may cost a
bit to have done professionally, but you can buy the materials and do it yourself
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for much less than you would think.



These are just a few of the things that you should do to your home to keep it in
good condition. Take the time to complete these small projects, and you will be
grateful in the future that you did.




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