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Homeowner Helper: 4 Money-Saving Tips

Whether you're a new first-time homeowner or you've lived in the same home for decades, you should always be focusing on saving as much money as possible.

Here are some terrific money-saving tips that every homeowner should be aware of.

  • Automate your home's thermostat -- Replacing all of the thermostats in your home with energy-efficient products is a great way to save your family some money. You can even find traditional mail-in rebates or energy companies that will give you a large rebate for sending in and replacing your conventional thermostats.

  • Home window replacement -- Though you'll have to spend a little bit at first, it will certainly help in the long run. In most cases, you can significantly improve energy savings by investing $1,000 or so in insulation, sealing air leaks, and repairing your windows. Home window replacement is essential for any window that has been inside a home for more than 10 to 15 years. You can work with a professional window company and have custom windows installed, as well.

  • Talk to your family about shower usage -- If anyone in your family takes extremely long showers with high water temperatures, you might want to ask them to cut back a little bit. Taking hot showers in the summer will add heat throughout the home. It's a much better idea to take a quick shower because you'll be using less water and will save plenty of money.

  • Throw a blanket over your water heater -- Though most modern hot water heaters are well-insulated, some are much better insulated than others. Conversely, some water heaters aren't insulated at all. Investing in a blanket for your hot water heater will gradually save you money on your energy bills and will keep your home much more comfortable.

From cutting back on those long, hot showers, to replacing all of your old and broken windows, here are some great ways to improve your home's look and save your family a pretty penny. If you want to learn more about how home window replacement can save you money, give Window and Door Showplace a call right away.

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