Energy Cost on the Rise again – prepare your home to save money from Monte Hewett Homes

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Where will gas prices stop?  With gas prices on the rise again, it is important when making the decision to buy your new home in Atlanta that money and energy savings elements are part of your new home. At Monte Hewett Homes, we strive to build homes that are the most energy efficient on the market today. Here are some important elements to look for in your new home search.

While the above items are important to search for when purchasing a new home also consider these tips to stop high energy bills. Also be sure to refer to homeowner manuals or online maintenance schedules for your home.

  • Check and reseal on an annual basis the windows and doors
  • Add extra insulation to attics
  • Look for duct leaks in your heating and cooling systems
  • Replace filters in Air Conditioning and Heating Units on a regular basis
  • Change lightbulbs to ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs..take the Change a Light Pledge
  • Contact your local utility and ask for energy savings plans
  • Check out these other great resources…ENERGY STAR, EarthCraft Homes, Georgia Power

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