How to get a handle on your utility bills spending pennies saving dollars

One of the first questions potential buyers ask once they've shown an interest in a property "What are the utility bills for this home". My answer "It's based on your usage, I can teach you ways to keep your usage to a manageable level and show you how to invest pennies and save dollars".

Here in Florida our heating and cooling accounts for around 49% of the average utility bill.
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Rosie Hetman, REALTOR is EcoBroker Certified
  • August 08 2012 - Jacksonville
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In Austin, TX we are lucky that we get a mandatory energy audit from the seller when buying an older resale home. Takes out some of the guess work
  • September 05 2012
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Energy audit's are always a great way to inspect the property and see what it's utility bill might run.  As with anything it depends how you use it, if you run the heat high in the winter and ac low the rest of the year things can quickly add up.  My advice would be check your weather forecast at least once a week so you have a good idea of what the weather will be and set your thermostat around that.  Doing little things like this will add up to big money saved.

Good luck!
  • October 24 2012
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