The average Zionsville, IN household spends $2,200 annually on energy bills. Whether you’d like to save on your current home or you are looking to buy a new Zionsville, IN home you can benefit from being more energy-efficient. It will not only save you some money but also help reduce your carbon footprint. Luckily you don’t need to get fancy to starting saving money and energy. There are some simple hacks that could help you start saving energy right away.
Energy audit. Many utility companies will offer this service for free. They perform a check up of your home to determine where you may be losing energy.
Check for gaps. Caulk and update weatherstripping around windows and doors to ensure that no air is getting in (or out). Heavy drapes can also help, especially if you do not have double pane windows.
New appliances. New appliances will not only upgrade the value of your Zionsville, IN home, it will also allow you to get Energy Star certified models which are held to higher standards of energy efficiency.
Clean vents. Clean HVAC vents and ducts regulary and replace the filters to allow your HVA to run at its peak performance.
Turn down the water heater. The factory setting on most water heaters is 140 degree Fahrenheit which is way to hot. Turning it down to 120 degrees helps conserve energy and also will keep you from scalding your skin.
We hope that these energy-efficient tips will help you save some money on your monthly expenses! If you are currently renting but looking to purchase your dream home contact an experienced Zionsville, IN real estate agent. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality buyer service. We hope to speak with you soon!
Rodney & Amanda Heard
Heard Real Estate Team