Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Five Easy And Cheap Tips To Save Big $ On Energy.

It would be nice to be able to cut those huge energy bills, but most considerable improvements cost considerable amounts of cash and it might take years to break even. Here are five quick and easy tips on how to cut down on your household energy consumption to save you cash and to help the environment while you're at it.

1) Add attic insulation. No matter what climate you live in, your house should be as well insulated as possible. Check with your DIY store for the new type of blown in insulation made out of recycled newspapers and fibers. You can really DIY it as they'll rent you a machine that looks like a big chipper and an oversized vacuum cleaner hose. You just fill up the machine, run up to the attic and let it blow!

2) For about $25 you can buy a programmable thermostat. Set it so that your house's heating or air conditioning is at a minimal level when everyone's at work or school and bring it back to normal temperature about 30 minutes before the family comes home. This can pay for itself in the first month.

3) Caulk and weatherstrip everything. If you can see daylight or feel drafts by your windows and doors, you are paying big money to climate control the great outdoors. A simple tube of caulking and a roll of weatherstripping can go a long way to cutting your energy bills.

4) There is no excuse for an incandescent bulb. They have gone the way of Edsels and crank-operated washing machines. Replace every bulb with one of those spirally energy efficient ones and cut down your "light bill" by 80%! Check for specials, as they can be purchased for as little as a couple of dollars each on sale.

5) Use common sense. Don't run the dishwasher for three saucers and a cup. If you're not in a room turn off the lights and appliances. Don't keep the air conditioning so cold you need to wear a sweater. Don't keep your heating so hot you have to wear shorts and sweat. Keep your garage door closed as it will help to keep the house at a constant temperature. Don't install so many Xmas lights that your house can be seen from orbit. Use a switched power bar on your computer, TV, etc. and when you're not using it turn off the electricity flow to them... most people don't know that they suck up wads of power even when they're turned off!

Remember, the less money you have to spend on wasted energy means more money you can apply towards the Mortgage and live in a nicer house! And also keep in mind that whatever savings you will be enjoying right now due to energy savings will be significantly increased in the near future. Experts agree that the price of all residential energy will be going up and up and up, so it's important to create a situation where you're saving everything you can right now, as that could make the difference between remaining comfortably in your house and having to sell and move out when energy prices spike the next time!

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Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Five Common Mistakes House Buyers Make
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Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Improve Your Home's Value And Sell It For More!
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Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Before You Go House Shopping
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - The Home Condition Checklist
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Getting A Mortgage From Different Types Of Lenders
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - What To Do After You're Turned Down
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - New Initiatives To Help Get You Approved
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Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - FHA Q&A
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - The FHA's Credit Requirements Vs. The Bank's
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Your Credit Score And Your Mortgage
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Credit Score Confusion
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Keeping That Credit Score Nice & High
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Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Obtaining Flipping Money
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Consider The Additional Costs
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - What Is Escrow?
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Tips To Avoid Foreclosure
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - The Changing Value Of Your Mortgage Dollar
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - How To Ride The Interest Rate Spikes
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Can't Get A Mortgage? What A PITI!
Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Calculating Your Closing Costs
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Home Buyer's Recession Survival Guide - Refinancing With Bad Credit
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