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New Home Owner? Check This List and Save Money Now

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by Greg Jensen on July 6, 2012

Moving into your new home is time consuming and there are a lot of things to make sure you’ve covered. There’s the paperwork and actual, physical processing of moving in. There’s getting your utilities and services setup, and so much more. But there are also a few, simple things you should check as a new home owner right now to start saving money immediately. Here are five of the simplest things to check in your new home: streaming film How to Be Single 2016

Check the insulation in your attic

You would be amazed at how much of a role insulation plays in your monthly utility bills. Check the insulation in your attic and make sure there’s enough and that it’s of a good quality. The average home needs about six inches of insulation, you can always add more as needed of course. For more information on insulation to a quick look over this guide by the Department of Energy.

Check your home for air leaks

Testing your home for air leaks can help you find really simple places where you could save money and improve the heating and cooling of your home regularly. Air leaks are fairly easy to test for, but they’re certainly easy to repair and that can end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.

Check for tax benefits for changes you make

What some might simply think of as changes or repairs to a home can be considered by others as improvements, which are often tax deductible.

Check the types of light bulbs being used

If your home isn’t using energy-efficient bulbs like LED and CFL light bulbs (which use less energy and last much, much longer than other bulbs) then you’re missing a really easy opportunity to save a bit of cash. Check your home for new, efficient bulbs and replace the ones that you think are necessary.

Check pipes and faucets for leaks

Quickly going through the bathrooms and kitchen in your home in search of leaks or continuously running faucets is a great way to save money and save yourself some serious pain down the road. Fixing a pipe behind a toilet or under a sink is relatively cheap and doing so sooner than later ensures that you don’t have a mess to deal with later on down the road.