Are you thinking of buying or renovating a property?
If so, you'll definitely find this useful.

Several tips for buying a house to renovate

Before you start
Regardless of your chosen property, the most important thing you need to take stock of is your finances. These will completely dictate what you do and will guide all of your planning. Working out how much you have to spend will dictate how large the project will be, and how long it will take.
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Finding a house
The best way to find a suitable house is to look through different estate agents. As renovation has become much more popular in recent years, the competition for finding suitable properties has risen considerably. Therefore, you may be on an estate agent’s books for many months before they offer you anything.
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Before you buy
Before you buy a house, there are a number of things which you should check so you do not get any nasty surprises when it's too late. Make a plan of what changes you would like to make to the house, so you know exactly how the finished product would look. This will help you decide which rooms you want where and will give you an indication of exactly how much work will be necessary.
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Ten Benefits of Programmable Thermostats

There is a reason why more and more homeowners are making the switch to programmable thermostats every year–well… ten reasons actually: 1) It Saves you Money (Really) The best way to combat those high bills is to reduce your energy usage. Instead of heating or cooling your house while you are away, you are able […]

There is a reason why more and more homeowners are making the switch to programmable thermostats every year–well… ten reasons actually: 1) It Saves you Money (Really) The best way to combat those high bills is to reduce your energy usage. Instead of heating or cooling your house while you are away, you are able […]

There is a reason why more and more homeowners are making the switch to programmable thermostats every year–well… ten reasons actually:

1) It Saves you Money (Really)
The best way to combat those high bills is to reduce your energy usage. Instead of heating or cooling your house while you are away, you are able to save energy and money by customizing a schedule that adapts to your routine. Your energy savings will quickly offset the minimal cost of making the upgrade.

2) Automation = Convenience and Savings
Before programmable thermostats, you were stuck with only two options: pay to heat/cool your home while you are out, or come home to an uncomfortable temperature in an effort to save on bills. Now, programmable thermostats can do the work for you without giving it a second thought. No more readjusting throughout the day.

3) Provides Reliable Precision
Programmable thermostats are precise, giving you the ability to adjust and pinpoint the exact temperature that is ideal for you. This is important, because every degree can lead you to save 1-2% on your utility bill. According to the ACCA, manual thermostats can suffer from a five degree variance in temperature, while programmable units vary within a half a degree.

4) Keeps a Consistent Temperature
The programmable thermostat can also run at a constant level, maintaining the perfect temperature throughout your home as it follows your customizable schedule.

5) Increases your Home’s Efficiency
With a programmable thermostat, your home immediately becomes more energy-efficient throughout all seasons. A more efficient home means you are utilizing your resources more effectively, better preserving your systems and appliances as time goes on.

6) Optimizes your Home’s HVAC System
Your HVAC system is nearing the end of its life, but you are not financially ready to commit to a full upgrade. Luckily, pairing your HVAC system with a programmable thermostat provides a more affordable way to help your system operate in the meantime. When you do make your HVAC upgrade, already having a programmable thermostat will start you off on the right foot by optimizing the efficiency and lifespan of your new unit.

7) Cuts Costs with Zoning
Zoning systems divide your home into areas that have similar conditioning requirements, helping you manage the temperature throughout your home. If you pair this system with a programmable thermostat, you can automate each zone’s thermostat and your bills will be cut even more.

8) Provides System Alerts
Some models include sensors that monitor your air filter, notifying you when it is ready for a change with indicator light. Depending on your model, your automatic thermostat can alert you when a various parts need to be checked or serviced, helping you catch issues early.

9) Lets you Control your Wifi Thermostat Anywhere
If you decide to go with a “smart” thermostat, you will be able use Wifi to program it remotely from a computer or smartphone.

10) Allows you to Lock Your Settings
Other “smart” models allow you to lock your settings, ensuring someone does not tamper with your thermostat and change the temperature unexpectedly.

So, when you are ready to sit back comfortably and see the savings roll in, give us a call and ask to have your programmable thermostat installed.


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