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  • This Simple Question Can Save You a Lot of Money

    Imagine this scenario ... You purchase a new home and move in. A few weeks later you hear a strange rumbling sound. It's the furnace. It's only a year old, yet it's sputtering like it's twenty. You realize you'll have to call in an HVAC contractor to get it fixed. You're thinking, "Ouch! This is going to be ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on August 28, 2017
  • The Fastest Way to Lower Your Energy Bill

    Did you know that, next to heating and air conditioning, your lights consume most of the energy in your home? In fact, you can lower your electricity bill quickly – and substantially – simply by being smarter about lighting. [photo:listing:76177902:13:Large] First, consider replacing your ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on March 19, 2013
  • Save Money on Insurance

    Like heat, water and air conditioning, insurance is a home expense you have some degree of control over. In fact, there are ways to reduce your insurance costs by as much as 20%. The thing to keep in mind is that insurance companies will often reward you – in the form of lower rates – when you do something to reduce the risk ofdamage ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on February 13, 2013
  • How Much Can You Afford?

    Why is it so important to know how much you can afford to spend on a home? Two reasons. First, you don't want to buy a property and then find out, only after you’ve moved in, that you can't financially maintain it. That would mean having to resell it under stressful conditions. Second, you don't want to settle for a property ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on January 10, 2013
  • Reducing the Damage of Drafts

    Can a draft through a window or door cause damage? It can. Damage to your bank account! A single, seemingly minor, draft through a window can increase your energy bill by as much as 3%. In addition, a damp draft can make a room feel colder than it really is, while a dry draft can cause dry throats and skin. So it pays to pay attention to drafts ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on December 13, 2012
  • Inexpensive Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bill

    You could get upgraded insulation installed in all the walls of your home, or buy a new high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner. These improvements would certainly reduce your energy costs – but they each require significant investment. What if you don't have the budget? [photo:listing:56312701:23:Medium]  There are a ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on June 13, 2012