Would you consider your family to be sustainable? Another term for this lifestyle is “going green”. If your household has transformed into a green home, where you are saving on electricity and energy every day, then you are doing your part for the environment. However, did you realize going green also has a positive impact on your wallet, specifically on your home insurance premiums?
You may not believe that you have the ability to alter your insurance costs, but think again. At Anchor Insurance, we may be able to give you discounts based on how sustainable your home is. If you want to see these savings in your own premiums, here are some going green facts that may help in this process:
• Let There be Light: Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
An ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) will save about $30 over its lifetime. It also uses 75 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb, so you’re saving energy and money.
• Shut It Down: Power Down Electronics at Night
Do this to your computers and televisions because leaving them on all night may shorten their lifetime due to heat stress. Also unplug cell phone chargers and shut off lights not in use to save on energy.
• Trash Organization: Recycle Household Items
This includes newspapers, aluminum, glass, plastic, motor oil, tires, and old appliances.
• Control the Temperature: Programmable Thermostat
Setting your thermostat while you are asleep and when no one is at home will lower your utilities bills and save energy. Regular maintenance of your heating and cooling system can also be beneficial.
• Green Cleaning: Eco-Friendly Products
There are many green cleaning products in stores, but you can also make your own natural cleaning solutions. Either way, both will make your home more fresh and green.
Our agency hopes your family sees the importance of being green and earth-friendly. Not only are these tips beneficial to the environment, but they are also easy on the wallet when it comes to your homeowners insurance. Going green in your home could result in less property damages and injuries. This fact may allow you to qualify for certain discounts. If you have questions regarding this or how to set up personalized coverage, contact one of your experienced agents today!