How First-Time Homebuyers Can Save Money

How First-Time Homebuyers Can Save Money

It can be very exciting purchasing your first home. However, even for home buyers who are more prepared, the cost of a house can cause a lot of fear and trepidation. Making an investment into a multi-unit property that has a mother-in-law apartment or another type of rental can provide you with extra income that can help ease any financial anxieties you might have and help with covering your mortgage.

So be sure to take the time to look into all the benefits that are in making multi-unit property investments and consider whether you are prepared to accept all of the responsibility that comes with it. Read more

Redefining Credit in the Twenty-First Century

Redefining Credit in the Twenty-First Century

There was a time not that long ago when credit was a dirty word, when “reputable” people either bought what they needed by paying cash for it or went without. My, how times have changed. No longer must a person deny themselves even the most frivolous trinket until they have the cash with which to purchase it; they just whip out one of a stack of credit cards and shop to their heart’s content. Read more

Water Heaters- How to Reduce Energy Costs?

Water Heaters- How to Reduce Energy Costs?

Heating your home can be expensive. Heating water can also cost a lot of money. Most people think about their heating system when they are trying to cut energy costs; however, many people do not think of how much energy a poorly functioning water heater can expend. In fact, according to the website Energy.gov, your water heater costs approximately 18 percent of your total energy bill. Water heaters are the second largest Read more

Cut Down on Your Bills: How to Save Money Today!

Cut Down on Your Bills: How to Save Money Today!

1. Adjust Your Thermostat

When the weather is cold, make sure you turn down the thermostat to a temperature that is cool but bearable. Similarly, when the weather is warm, make sure the thermostat is turned up. While you don’t want to be sweating in your home in the heat of summer, there is no Read more

Insulate Your Home And Save Money

Insulate Your Home And Save Money

You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about insulation. After all, it just sits in our walls, silently biding its time. Then, along comes a chilly draft, a three digit utility bill, or super-hot or sub-zero weather. Suddenly, you are thinking about it all the time.

You find yourself sitting at home wondering if it is a good idea to add insulation to your basement, walls, and ceiling. You wonder which density is best, which width, thickness, and type would delver the best value. And, once the installation is complete, you wonder if you have done enough. Read more

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The Energy Tax Credit

The Energy Tax Credit

For Your Home
The Energy Tax Credit is one of the best ways to save money on your taxes involving home improvements.

Here is a basic run down of how the tax credit currently works and which products are eligible.

1. Tax credits are available at up to 30% of the cost, with a cap of $1,500 in 2009 & 2010 (only for existing homes, not new construction, and must be your principle residence) for:

  • Windows and Doors
  • Insulation
  • Roofs
  • HVAC
  • Water Heaters
  • Biomass Stoves

Tax credits are available at 30% of the cost, with no upper limit, through 2016 (for existing homes & new construction – this doesn’t have to be your principle residence, for:

  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Solar Panels
  • Solar Water Heater
  • Small Wind Energy Systems

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Alternative Energy Sources

Alternative Energy Sources

Alternative energy sources (also called “free energy”), are here to help us reduce pollutants, greenhouse gasses, and preserve many of the natural resources that we currently use for energy production.

These renewable energy sources include solar power energy, wind power energy, geothermal energy, and hydroelectric energy.

Not only are these great ways to save energy and our environment, but two (2) of them, in particular, are an excellent money-saving ideas for home energy savings. Read more

Advantages of Solar Energy

The advantages of solar energy are truly remarkable. Not only is it one of the best ways to save money on utilities, it’s a great way to utilize an alternative energy source to help our environment.

Just look at the benefits…
Solar Power Energy is Everywhere
The sun provides us with an unlimited supply of solar power energy to use day in and day out. It is a totally renewable source of energy that we can ultimately call “Free Energy”.Advantages-of-Solar-Energy

Solar Power Energy – Free Energy
Harnessing our energy from the sun, is by far one of the best money saving ideas known to mankind.

After your initial solar energy panel investment has been recovered, the solar power energy that you produce from the sun’s rays is absolutely free…….courtesy of the sun!

But the advantages of solar energy (the sun) doesn’t stop there…….

If your solar energy panels produce more energy than you use, you can feed this energy back to your utility company and “bill them for it!” Um…doesn’t that just sound refreshing?

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How Does Solar Energy Work?

How does solar energy work and why should you harness it?solar-diagram

Solar energy is one of the best ways to save money when it comes to home energy savings.

Solar energy (the sun) can be used to power your T.V., refrigerator, air conditioner, water heater, and virtually all of your household appliances.

In short, solar energy works not only to save money on utility bills, but to potentially make you money when it feeds electricity back to your local utility company.

The concept is fascinating!

Solar panels are designed to collect energy from the sun and convert this energy into electricity. This conversion process is called “photovotaic”, which means…Turning the light (photo) into electricity (voltaic).

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