4 Home Technologies for Energey Efficiency

Our energy bills are “HUGE” and seem to be growing every year. Are you interested in shaving off $200-$400 off your energy bills annually?  I am! Here is what the National Association of Home Builders offers as some high-tech tips:

  • Automated HVAC Systems. Programmable thermostats can save you about $180 per year in energy costs.  Automated systems can be set to reduce usage when you are out, adjust temperatures throughout the day or night or to create heating and cooling zones within the home.
  • Water heaters. Tankless gas water heaters turn on and off depending on when the homeowner is actually using the water which can reduce water heating costs up to 35% annually.  Water heaters with a timer can be programmed to turn off when the homeowner is away.
  • Lighting. Automatic dimmers adjust lighting based on the time of day, which is especially beneficial for exterior lights.
  • Blinds & Drapes.  Automated blinds and shades are an eco-savvy window treatment.  Program these to close during the hottest part of the day in summer and let the sun in during winter.

I hope this information is useful, and if so, pass it on.

About Suzanne O'Brien

The role of a real estate agent is to guide you through the buying and/or selling process and take the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. I am absolutely committed to fulfilling your needs with the highest level of professionalism, expertise and service. My commitment to listening and satisfying your needs are the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I am interested in what is best for you, the client, and am committed to establishing a long-term relationship based on trust. In addition, real estate is often times very personal, about family and home and pride myself in developing relationships that now call clients my friends. I pride myself on being knowledgeable and staying current with the fast pace changes in the industry. I approach each clients’ needs individually and am constantly aware of current and upcoming inventory. My creative approach to the business has earned me wonderful associations with both clients and other real estate professionals. I am always working for you…I feel the responsibility to make your dreams a reality…one move at a time.
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