Check to make sure you’re not making one of these homeowner mistakes.
Owning a home costs a lot of money. You don’t want to spend unnecessarily, so here are five expensive mistakes homeowners make and how you can avoid them:
1. Light bulbs. Incandescent bulbs have a life expectancy cost of around $180, compared to $41 for a CFL light bulb or $30 for an LED bulb.
“Change your air filters often.”
2. Leaky faucet. One drip per second is equal to 3,000 gallons of water per year or about 180 showers. Those of us who live where water is plentiful won’t be affected too much, but those of us in drought areas could end up paying a fortune.
3. Air filter. Whether you forget to replace it or replace it with the wrong size, a dirty filter will increase the power usage in your furnace and possibly lead to expensive repairs down the road. Change them often.
4. Not having a customizable thermostat. I strongly recommend getting one, as it will let you increase or decrease the temperature in your home based on whether anyone’s at home or not. You can turn on the A/C or furnace on your way back home, saving thousands in energy costs in the process.
5. Not adjusting air vents. If you have a room in your house that’s hotter or colder than the rest, that’s a sign your vents aren’t working properly. You can have professionals come out to take a look at your home’s airflow to remedy any problems.
Take a look at these five things right away to make sure that you don’t spend any more unnecessary money. If you have further questions for us about this topic or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you.