18 July . 2017
Four Money-Saving Tips for Homeowners
Purchasing a new house can be an exciting time, from scheduling the move to buying new furniture and unpacking boxes. One vital thing to consider as you settle in is how to keep your home running efficiently. Here are are four tips:
Create a Home Maintenance Checklist
No matter the size of your home, maintaining it can seem overwhelming. It’s helpful to make a seasonal checklist of things that need to be routinely monitored, fixed or cleaned up. Making a calendar to keep you on track can help you remember to do things like change air filters, check your water pressure and monitor the structure of your home to prevent a small problem from becoming a big one.
Take Advantage of Tax Benefits and Other Incentives
Buying a home qualifies you for substantial tax breaks, so make sure you note the purchase when you or your accountant does your taxes. Keeping track of your moving expenses can also help qualify you for a tax deduction.
Set up Your Home Electronics with Surge Protectors
Electronics can be damaged by power surges, forcing you to buy a replacement. Using surge protectors for those important electronics like your TV, desktop computer, and video game consoles can save you from purchasing replacements.
Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
LED and CFL lightbulbs last up to 25 times longer than the typical incandescent lightbulb (Quora). They’re a souble-win: You won’t have to replace them as often and you’ll save money on your electric bill, too.
Saving money is easier when you know which choices make the biggest difference. And starting with a few simple changes can add up to big savings over time.
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