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The 10 Home Improvement Tips that will Reduce Costs

Posted Feb 18th, 2016 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?

During the winter months, many of us look for projects to do inside our homes. We have created a list of home improvement tips that will help reduce costs – the perfect winter project!

Saving money is always a good idea!

Home Improvement Tips that Reduce Costs, Youngs Insurance, OntarioAt Youngs Insurance we are constantly looking for ways our clients can save money. Did you know that the items on our home improvement list can help you reduce costs?  

If you are looking for a winter project this year, we have a bunch that may end up saving you money! In general when you are thinking of renovating your home always look for ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Utilizing energy-efficient materials and appliances will significantly lower costs, plus they are better for the environment – a win win! 

Home improvement tips that is help reduce costs

TIP # 01 - Properly insulate and ventilate your attic, which can have significant energy advantages.

TIP # 02 – To reduce heat loss makes sure you insulate your water heater, hot water pipes, and heating and cooling ducts.

TIP # 03 – New water-saving  ‘low-flow’ toilets save millions of gallons of water a day, replace any old toilets with new ‘low-flow’ ones.

TIP # 04 – If you seal the gaps around doors, windows, and pipes you will save on heating and cooling bills.

TIP # 05 - When replacing your furnace or air conditioner; consider energy-efficient models, as they can be upwards of 15% more efficient, saving you on energy bills.

TIP # 06 – Today’s energy-efficient appliances reduce the amount of your energy consumption – do be sure to replace old appliances with new ones.

TIP # 07 – Over the years codes change, it is important to upgrade your homes wiring and plumbing so that they meet the code standards set.

TIP # 08 – To avoid any issues or water damage it is important to look into replacing your hot water tank when it reaches 8-10 years.

TIP # 09 - Installing home alarms and fire-monitoring systems are an essential part of being a home owner nowadays and it can help you save on insurance!

TIP # 10 – If you are planning to make changes to the exterior of your home, be sure to use materials that are resistant to hail and wind.

The following tips were adapted from Intact Insurance and are fantastic ways you can save well making home improvements.

If you have any questions or would like a no obligation home insurance quote please contact Youngs Insurance today!

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