New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

The end of 2013 is upon us, with 2014 right around the corner. For many, the new year gives a sense of starting over with a clean slate and is a time to set new goals and resolutions for the year to come. For homeowners, many of these resolutions apply to their home.

If you are a homeowner who is interested in setting some beneficial resolutions for your home this year, check out this list of ideas.

Reduce Energy Usage

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If you belong to the large group of modern Americans who use more energy than they should, then what better time to change your ways than the new year? Depending on your situation, you could save hundreds or even thousands on annual energy costs by taking advantage of these few, simple tips:

  1. Energy efficient blinds. Energy efficient blinds are a great first step to take when attempting to reduce energy costs. They are relatively inexpensive and will pay for themselves many times over.
  2. Insulate air ducts. Check your home’s air ducts for leaks, as these can cause loss of precious hot/cold air that you are paying for. Then, apply insulation to your ducts where applicable to increase efficiency.

Create a Home Maintenance Budget

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Nine times out of ten, things that go wrong with your home happen unexpectedly. Regardless, you are still the one footing the bill. This is why creating a home maintenance budget can be very beneficial. Things are going to happen with your home whether you’re prepared for them or not, so why not be prepared?

Finish Incomplete Projects

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People often start home improvement projects and get sidetracked by other things in life, leaving the project incomplete. This causes the unfinished project to constantly be lingering in the back of their mind, which can add unnecessary stress. Finishing a home improvement project not only benefits your home, but also feels like a weight is being lifted off of your shoulders.

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