Things Homeowners Should Do to Save Money

Unfortunately, it’s no secret that homeowners have a lot of bills and costs to cover. And since that’s the case, it’s also no secret that most, if not all, homeowners are always looking for ways to lower those bills and save a few dollars. Well, then, have we got great news for you! There are a number of things you can (and should) do to save money.

Switch to Low Flow Fixtures

Between everyone’s morning shower, doing several loads of laundry a week, and washing the dishes every night, you can rack up a pretty high water bill each month. When you switch your current faucets and showerheads to low-flow models, you won’t use nearly as much water per minute, and that can help cut down your water bill.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Rather than having your heating and cooling system run all day long while you’re not home, purchase a programmable thermostat so you can schedule times for it to cycle on and off. This way, you’re not wasting energy and money heating or cooling an empty home.

Change Your Air Filters

If you’re letting your HVAC system run with a dirty air filter, you’re making it work harder to keep your home comfortable. And when it has to work harder, it uses more energy and runs up your utility bill. Make sure to change or clean your filter every month so your system doesn’t use as much energy.

Recaulk Your Windows

When the weatherstripping or caulk wears away from around your windows and door frames, conditioned air can escape through those cracks. When that happens, your heating or cooling system will have to run longer to make up for the lost air, costing you more in energy and on your utility bills. Recaulk your windows and door frames to keep air inside your home and avoid wasting energy.

Invest in Gutter Guards

If your gutters are full of leaves and your downspouts are clogged with debris, they can’t do their job and could potentially allow overflowing water to damage your wood frames or flood your basement. Neither of those things is a cheap fix. Instead of worrying if your gutters are clean, invest in Gutter Helmet, so you’re certain your gutters and home are safe from harm.

Keystone Gutter Helmet is highly qualified to help you with all your gutter maintenance, installation, and repair needs. For more information on how a Gutter Helmet system may be right for your home, contact us today!