Lower Energy Costs with a Few Quick Fixes

Is Your Home Draining Your Wallet?

Sure, you know when you own or buy a home that it is going to cost you money. You have the mortgage payment, insurance, utility bills and more. What about the unexpected costs of home ownership? Or the costs, although expected, that are higher than you thought they would be? Three primary areas that commonly empty homeowner’ wallets are heating and cooling, electricity and leaks. Find out what you can do to cut back on your spending in these areas, so your home does not cost you more than it should.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Utilities

After living at home for 18 years, listening to my dad yell at me for turning the thermostat up one degree, I couldn’t wait to move into my own place. No more nights spent tossing and turning because it was too hot to sleep. No more lectures about turning my ceiling fan off when I left for school or about falling asleep with the TV on. I was a free woman. That was… until I got my first set of utility bills. Yikes! Suddenly it all made sense. My dad was right; and believe me, it pains me to say that. Now, I’ve been living on my own for going on six years and I’ve found that with a few simple steps, you can easily decrease those utility bills (with minimal effort) and save the environment while you’re at it. Not bad.

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Summer Time: Beat the Heat, Help Your Wallet

Independence Day has passed, baseball’s Midsummer Classic is this weekend, and it’s hotter than July (thank you Stevie Wonder for that slice of enlightened thinking), all of which means you’re probably paying premium price to keep you and your things cool, calm and collected, not to mention fresh.

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