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10 Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home

Besides paying your monthly mortgage, the expenses of maintaining your home can add up quickly from things such as your electric bill and ill-timed repairs. However, what if I told you were making some mistakes that were resulting in extra expenses each month? I bet you would like to learn more. Well based on an article by Long and Foster, here are the “Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home.”

1. Using traditional light bulbs that are inefficient

2. Ignoring a leaky faucet that’s wasting tons of water

3. Using the wrong air filter size or one that is dirty resulting an increase in your power bill

4. Not customizing temperature on your thermostat to not heat/cool your empty home when you’re away

5. Not adjusting air vents properly to regulate the temperature across all rooms

6. Over-watering the lawn due to broken or misplaced sprinkler heads

7. Having the hot water heater set at too high of a temperature

8. Leaky windows and doors that are letting the cold/hot air inside

9. Paying a handyman for a simple task that you could learn to do from the internet

10. Ignoring curled shingles that could lead to significant costs down the road

Just by fixing these simple mistakes, you are bound to save hundreds probably thousands of dollars each year in maintenance costs. To read the full article written by Cary Teller, click here. Return to our site next Wednesday for another great Real Estate Tip of the Week!

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