5 Tips On How To Save Your Cold Hard Cash By Saving Energy

Dated: 06/22/2014

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I don’t know anyone who is against saving some cold hard cashand a good way to start saving that hard earned money is by saving someenergy! Below are 5 helpful tips to help you save money and energy!

1. Changeyour air filter regularly. Experts recommend changing your filter 1 to every 3months. Really, it all depends on what kind of system you have, so general ruleof thumb is to check monthly to see how dirty the filter is. Once you gage onhow quickly it is getting dirty, write yourself a note on the calendar andswing by your local hardware store or even Target or Walmart to pick up a newone. Keeping the filter clean, helps keep the air in your household moreallergen free as well as keeping good air flow, which means your unit doesn’thave to work as hard. Saving you some green!
2.Proper use of your ceiling fans. The majority ofceiling fans come installed with a switch. Just simply slide the switch to theopposite side, to change directions. In the summer, your fan should be turningcounter clock wise, this will force the air down, creating a cooling effect. Inthe winter, your fan should be turning clock wise, drawing the room air up andforce the warm air out into the room.

3.  Don’t heat unused spaces. It could be a guestroom, storage space or even bathroom. Whichever the case, close the registersin those rooms that are not being used. This will stop the heat from fillingthose spaces that don’t need it and re-direct the air, into the used rooms.Remember, heating a smaller area is always cheaper than heating larger areas.

4.Use a programmable thermostat. Most programmablethermostats can run between $40-$100, which is a small cost in comparison towhat you will be saving over the years. According to ENERGY STAR the proper useof a programmed thermostat can save a household around $180.00 per year!

5. Window Coverings. In the winter, keep yourwindow coverings open during the day, to take advantage of our natural heatsource, the sun and in turn, in the summer keep those shades drawn, to keepthe sun out. The nice part is there is always a variety to choose from in affordable price ranges; weather you are looking for blinds or drapery, both can be found at your localhardware store or even Target and Walmart! It also can add a nice decorativetouch to your room!

As always, I am here to help! If you are interested inbuying or selling or even need some more tips on saving some money on yourutility bills. I am here to answer all your questions, walk you step by stepthrough the real estate process and make sure you're taken care of, every stepof the way!
Shane Kuntz
Associate Broker
Exit Realty Cherry Creek

With over 38 years of family experience in real estate, I amfamiliar with every Colorado neighborhood you can imagine, from Arvada,Aurora,Bailey,Brighton,Bennett,Berthoud,BlackhawkBoulder,Broomfield,Centennial,CherryCreek, CommerceCity , CentralCity,  Conifer,Dacono,Denver,Evergreen,Firestone,Ft.Collins, Ft.Morgan, Golden,Greeley,GreenwoodVillageJohnstown,Lakewood,Lochbuie,Longmont,Loveland,Milliken,Northglenn, Parker,Strasburg,Thornton,Windsor,Stapleton,GreenValley Ranch, Reunion,ToddCreek Farms, WestWoods, CherryHills, TheHighlands, LoHi,AdamsCounty, ArapahoeCounty, BoulderCounty, BroomfieldCounty, DenverCounty, DouglasCounty, GilpinCounty, JeffersonCounty, LarimerCounty, WeldCounty and everywhere inbetween!

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