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Heating Hacks to Warm Your House

by Joe Karcie

Simple Hacks for Keeping Your Home Warm During Fall

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If you want to keep your home warm during fall, there are some simple hacks you can do without the need for you to spend a huge amount of money and these include the following:

  • Use Curtains

Sun’s heat is free to make most of this. Consider opening your curtains and let sunlight in during the day to make use of the free heat. If it gets dark, shut the curtains in your home. These could serve as another insulation layer and will keep warmth in each of your rooms. You must also ensure that you do not have any gaps or leaks so that warm air could stay in and cold air stays out. It also helps reduce condensation.

  • Don’t Worry about Your House, Worry about People

At the end of the day, turtleneck sweaters, cozy socks, and hats can be good friends for this season. Who does not love enjoying a hot cocoa by the fire? Once done properly, focusing on heating your own self will give you the warm feeling that you have been missing while helping slash your expensive heating bills.

  • Re-arrange Furniture

Sitting by your window could cause radiant heat loss from the body to the glass, making you feel cold. To get rid of this, see to it that your furniture isn’t in front of a big window or pushed up against outside the walls. In addition to that, avoid placing big furniture pieces in front of the radiators, as they say, sofa or couch, would absorb the heat you like.

  • Use Timers on Central Heating

Experts recommend all homeowners that programming boiler to turn the heating on earlier like thirty minutes before getting up in the morning, yet at a lower temperature than turning this on just as you need this at a higher temperature. However, never make a mistake of leaving the heating on low the entire day as you do are just paying for the heat when you do not need this.

  • Tin Foil Away

You have to take note that wasted heat also means wasted money, yet a bit DIY can save the day. Putting the tin foil behind radiators in your home will reflect heat back into the room instead of enabling it to escape through the walls. Even if they make foil specially designed for this kind of purpose, the stuff in your kitchen would do the trick.

  • Upgrade Your Heating Unit or Furnace

If you have a heating unit that has been serving you for a decade, it might be time to get a new and much efficient model. Depending on your house and type of old heating unit, you can enjoy savings with a new heat source that uses less energy to provide the same heat amount. 

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Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

Read More: 5 Reasons to Own a Home

 

Preparing Your House To Sell

by Joe Karcie

Getting Your Prescott Home Ready To Sell

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When you want to sell your house, there are a lot of things you have to think about. It can be a grueling process without the right pieces of information. Here are some of the essentials, so that your house is ready to sell.

Choosing a Real Estate Professional

The first thing you might want to do when you want to sell your house is to choose a realtor. You don't need to have a realtor, but a realtor can do a lot of the marketing work that you can't-do, or don't have time for. A realtor can be a solid partner when it comes to selling your home if you pick the right realtor.

Choosing a Prescott Realtor

Choosing the right realtor does not have to be a challenge. You just have to do a little research first, and that is simple now that the Internet has made it easy to find almost anyone. Most realtors have a website up, so you can learn a little about them and their track record.

After you get a realtor, what you have to do is to know that your house may not sell in a week, and that is ok. Your realtor will likely have information about how long other houses have sat on the market so that you don't start to worry right away.

Organizing and Cleaning Your Home

Cleaning and De-cluttering Your Home

Clean out your house. Your home will soon belong to someone else, and when they come to an open house, they will want to imagine themselves in the home. That is easier for them to do when your things aren't cluttering up the house! Move whatever you can move to your new home or a storage unit.

Return your house to its default look. If your walls are painted, consider repainting them white, for example. Your preferences may not match the preferences of the eventual buyers, so think twice before leaving shag carpeting or the glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling. 


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Curb Appeal

Work on the exterior of your house. The first thing people will see when they roll up to your door is the condition of the yard and the exterior of the house. That's why it's a great idea for you to take care of any landscaping issues if that is possible.


Home Appraisal

Pricing Your Home 

This step is optional but has its advantages. Get your home appraised, so that you can set a fair price. Your realtor can tell you what similar Prescott homes are selling for in your neighborhood, but an appraiser is an independent source who can offer you a better idea of how much your home is truly worth. Then, you can set your price accordingly.

Ask your realtor for anything that you may have forgotten. Your real estate agent is in business to sell homes. They will likely have some more ideas and suggestions for you that are not in this article. That's why you need to ask them if there is anything further you can do to make your home more attractive.

Now that you have some ideas in place, you can start preparing your home to be sold. Use the information here to help you make your house look better to buyers. Soon you will have your very own "sold" sign to put in your yard.

 

 

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Joe Karcie
RE/MAX Mountain Properties
731 West Gurley St.
Prescott AZ 86305
928-776-7701
Fax: 928-441-9331