It’s never too early to prepare your Carillon Lakes community home for summer. Since it is expected that your electric bills would shoot up, it would be wise to make upgrades which could help you save on cost and at the same time increase your home’s level of efficiency. Here are a few things you can do.
- Install Ceiling Fans
If you frequently browse homes online, you probably have seen that most of them have ceiling fans. If your home for sale in Carillon Lakes community doesn’t have fans yet, it’s probably the best time to get and install them. Fans can greatly reduce your bills by about $15 per year since you can lessen the use of air conditioner and just rely on it when the air gets humid and hot.
- Clear air filters
The filters of your air conditioner will work double time if they are dirty. Since grime and dirt piles up, it becomes more difficult for the cold air to come out. Changing filters at least twice a year is a good way to keep your AC working more efficiently.
- Replace windows
Houses in Carillon Lakes community have great windows. But some windows with aluminum frames can easily allow air to get through. Air leaks make up about 60-70 percent of the reasons for cooling and heating loss. So to make them more energy efficient, change them into wooden frames. Moreover, consider using double panes. These types of windows are better because they insulate the home and reflect light more effectively.
- Upgrade lighting
Have you seen gorgeous homes in http://www.LakelandFloridaLiving.com/ with splendid light fixtures? Too often, we focus more on aesthetics rather than function. If you want a more energy efficient home, always look for alternatives that could help you cut costs without compromising quality. So instead of fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, go for CFL and LED ones. They may cost a little more but you definitely won’t regret buying because of how much these bulbs can take off of your electric bills monthly.
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