It’s that time of year again. The days are long and the summer weather is beautiful. But with all the bright and shiny fun comes the heat, which in turn, creates higher home energy costs to keep cool. The outdoor temperatures are one thing that we are helpless to reduce in the short-term, but there are some steps that everyone can take to lower the amount of energy being used during the summer. Some of the biggest savings around the house come from doing a number of small things.
Living in New England, we all know winter weather stays cold for pretty much the entire season. Rarely do we get days where going outside doesn’t require a heavy coat. Your house is the same way during the chilliest time of the year, as it needs to keep you warm and safe from the brutal weather conditions. If you’re one of many that dread that pesky home heating bill arriving in the mail, there are a number of things you can personally do to keep the cost of heating down. A few simple house hacks could end up saving you hundreds of dollars every winter. And the best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to stay warm and cozy.
The New Year brings with it a clean slate, a clear calendar page, and 365 days filled with opportunity. While some people are starting a new personal improvement or health regimen, others are excited about the memories they’ll be making in a new home. If you’re one who is looking to sell your home in 2017, here are some important things to know that might decrease the value of your home. Some of these you can’t change, but others are easy fixes that can keep your home resale value – and your hopes – up.