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    Thanks! Your crew was great. Bruce was especially thorough, skillful and polite. A great job by all and the best paint job we've ever had. See you in the fall!

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  • Make Your Home More Energy Efficient to Help Increase the Value of Your Home

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    Here are 6 steps for making your home more energy efficient, which will help increase the value of your home:

    1. Clean filters in pools or hot tubs.

    Keeping the filters clean on pools or hot tubs keeps the system from working harder to perform its task. This will keep energy costs at a minimum. Clean filters are not necessarily a hot ticket item for buyers, but it’s a way to keep energy bills low, and many buyers will ask about your average monthly energy costs. Certainly, the lower that number, the more attractive a home will be.

    2. Replace all light bulbs.

    Buy newer compact florescent bulbs. They use as little as one-fourth the energy as standard incandescent bulbs, and they last longer – as long as 10,000 hours. This is probably the simplest method of reducing energy costs, and it can be done with one quick trip to the store. As your providing tours of your home, be sure to mention that all the light bulbs have been recently replaced and should not need attention for several years. You can use it as one more perk to the package.

    3. Get an energy audit.

    Energy retrofitters can do a great job of zoning in on areas where your home may be wasting energy. Many will recommend a variety of improvements, specifically for your house, that will allow you to cut energy bills and be more comfortable in your home. Having made these improvements before putting your house on the market is a great selling point for new, energy-conscious buyers.

    Read more at Energy Auditing Blog

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