How to Lower Your Alaskan Home Utility Bills This Summer
The official start of summer is here in Alaska! And while we're all certainly looking forward to warmer temperatures, the summer heat can bring about a rise in utility bills for Alaskan homeowners.
There are dozens of ways to keep mounting utility costs at bay this year and as your real estate experts in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, North Pole, and beyond, we are happy to share a few with you below!
Clean your air filters
It's important to clean your air filters to keep your heating and cooling bills down this summer. When filters are dirty, these systems have to work much harder and use much more energy to function properly. With clean filters, your home can run as it is meant to and help bring down your utility bills.
Install a new thermostat
If you haven't already, consider installing a new thermostat in your Alaskan home. A programmable model can control your home's temperature at various times of the day—for instance, when you're sleeping or out of the house—to keep costs low. These types of thermostats can reduce your energy usage drastically this summer.
Summer is a popular season for planting flowers, vegetables and herbs, but that also means you'll be watering more often. Adding mulch into your landscaping will help to slow evaporation, keep the water on the ground longer and allow you to water less frequently.
Apply window film or curtains
To keep the hot summer sun out of your home and reduce cooling costs, homeowners in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, North Pole, and the surrounding areas can install curtains or window film. Installing window film is as simple as measuring your window size, cutting the film and applying it to your window; this will help to block the heat from entering your home.
Let us be your guide to all things homeownership in Alaska this summer— whether you're buying a new property or selling your current home! Contact Madden Real Estate and let our team of experts do the hard work for you!
The Madden Real Estate Team
Madden Real Estate with Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
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