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4 Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Save Money

household-repairs-roofAs energy costs rise, you might be looking for ways to be more energy-efficient without breaking the bank. Here are four money-smart moves to consider.

Anything “low-flow.” In addition to saving water, low-flow fixtures will save you more than a buck or two. Inexpensive and easily installed, low-flow fixtures can reduce your home water consumption by as much as 50 percent and can save you up to $145 per year, according to Energy Star, a government program that promotes energy-efficiency.

A programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats have become popular due to their energy- and money-saving benefits. When used properly, this device can save users up to $150 per year, and it’s generally more accurate than a regular thermostat, according to Energy Star.

A tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters allow users to shave 20 percent off their water bill. In addition to lasting five to 10 years longer than tank heaters, tankless heaters never run out of hot water. Plus, you get a federal tax rebate if you purchase one, according to Energy Star.

Ceiling fans. A ceiling fan will help keep your home at a comfortable temperature while reducing your energy bill by about $15 per year, according to Energy Star.

Contact Household Repairs to schedule a free estimate and discussion regarding what items you can replace or install to make your home more energy efficient. 408.449.7821

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