If you think of home improvement as a bottomless pit, it might be time for a fresh perspective. Yes, certain projects can cost a pretty penny. Those usually fall into one of three categories: adding luxury, replacing an essential appliance or system, or making a repair that just can’t wait.
But there are lots of other ways to improve your home, some of which will save you money repeatedly. Here’s some fresh advice:
Home Security System
A home security system is a major deterrent to criminals – 83% look for a security system before attempting a burglary. The right system – with the right company behind it – will notify you of a break-in even if no one is home. It also will alert authorities. For added protection, ask about adding hard-wired smoke and CO detectors to your package.
The right thermostat can deliver short- and long-term savings. Smart thermostats turn off when no one is home, provide full comfort only to occupied rooms and can even learn your household schedule as it relates to your heating and cooling needs. On average, you can expect to reduce your annual energy costs by about $145.
Clean and Replace Your Filters
Clogged air filters take their toll on your heating and cooling systems. The dirtier the filter, the harder the system must work to deliver the desired temperature. That means more energy consumed and added wear and tear on your furnace and AC system. You can help reduce energy and repairs costs by cleaning and replacing your filters on a regular basis.
Clean Your Indoor Air
Save thousands of dollars in doctor visits and prescription refills by purifying your home’s air. Purchase air purifying plants like Boston Ferns and Peace Lilies to remove harmful chemicals, allergens, mold, and more from the air you breathe. For an all-encompassing solution, consider installing a whole-house air cleaning system.
Here at Air Professionals, we can help reduce your energy costs and enable you to breather cleaner, healthier air all year-long. Contact us today to learn more about our heating, cooling, and indoor air quality solutions. Or, call to schedule preventive maintenance for your furnace or AC system to help prevent repairs and make an immediate positive impact on your utility bills.