How to Save Money on Your North Woodward Home’s Natural Gas Bill

Posted in North Woodward Homes by Michigan Real Estate Expert on September 24th, 2012

In September, the days start to get noticeably shorter; with winter looming on the horizon, you may be pondering the uptick in your North Woodward home’s natural gas bill with some dread.  Here are a few tips on how to keep that bill as low as possible, so you can enjoy the coming season in financial comfort.

  • Clear and clean – A yearly inspection of your furnace and boiler can keep them running at peak efficiency. Be sure to clean or replace filters on a regular schedule.
  • Insulate – One of the best ways to save on energy costs is to keep your home well-insulated. It keeps the warm air inside during the winter and the cool air in during the summer.  Consider putting more insulation in the attic and caulk or replace any drafting doors or windows.
  • Use a programmable thermostat – If you keep a regular schedule, you can turn down the heat in your North Woodward home when you’re at work, and have it automatically warm up just as you are returning home. When you go on vacation, be sure to adjust the programmable thermostat settings.
  • Stay out of hot water – Keep an eye on your hot water usage. A shorter shower with a lower-flow showerhead can save you money. Wrap an insulation blanket around the hot water heater to lower your bill even more.
  • Air dry freshness – Avoid that energy hog gas dryer and air dry your clothes for fresh air goodness.

Small changes can add up to more than pocket change on your North Woodward home’s natural gas bill.  Conserve and save!

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Lee Morof
Associate Broker/Certified Distressed Property Expert/Attorney Lee Morof 
RE/MAX Showcase Homes, Birmingham, Michigan

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