Smart Spring Tips

Smart Spring Tips

The American Home Shield is the nation's leading home warranty provider. They have some savvy tips about those DIY projects we all get excited about when the weather becomes warm. 

Itching to spend your tax return to get going on spring DIY projects around the house? Well, you may want to slow your roll – a recent survey from American Home Shield’s network of home contractors found that some DIY projects are better left to the pros. Nearly three-out-of-five (that’s a whopping 60%!) of American Home Shield’s network of contractors surveyed reveal they are often called in to fix homeowners’ DIY repair attempts to major systems or appliances.

Thankfully, there are better ways to spend your tax return that will save you plenty of $$ down the line. Check out these tips from Dave Quandt, VP of operations at American Home Shield:

  • Purchase (and actually program!) a smart thermostat: Most people don’t program their thermostats because it can be complicated. With this one step you can save up to $180 each year on your energy bills. Many smart thermostats can be paired with an app from the iOS app store, enabling you to set temperatures, schedules and see both indoor and outdoor humidity from your phone.
  • Install window treatments: Energy-efficient window treatments and coverings, such as blinds, shades and films, can slash the amount of heat that enters your home when the temperatures rise.
  • Invest in a home warranty: A home warranty can help protect your budget when you’re faced with unexpected home appliance and system breakdowns, saving major headaches down the line.
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