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Eleven Ways To Make Your Home Energy Efficient And Pay Smaller Bills!

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Energy Efficiency Tips

According to one study, making no cost/low cost changes can boost your home’s value $18,000. Why not implement some of the following suggestions to make your home more energy efficient?

1. Lower the thermostat on your water heater. If your hot tap water is too hot to touch, lower the temperature a few degrees.

2. Check for air leaking around doors. A lot of the air you pay to heat or cool escapes through unsealed doors. Install or replace worn weather stripping. Replace broken or missing storm doors.

3. Close the air vents in rooms not in use. For example, close the vents and shut the door to an unused guest room.

4. Keep heat producers far from your thermostat in summer. Floor lamps and televisions can significantly raise the temperature in the area near a thermostat, turning on your air conditioner too often.

5. Clean your furnace and air conditioner filters. Replace existing dirty air conditioner or furnace filters. During heavy use periods, replacement is recommended every 30 days.

6. Operate large appliances during low-use periods in summer. Use your washer and dryer and other heat-producers early in the morning or late at night. Use the air-dry method on your dishwasher to save energy.

7. Request an energy audit. Contact your local utility company to request a free energy audit. Most electric and gas companies will check for proper insulation, find cracks in the eaves or roof that could leak energy, and make recommendations for improvements. Some electric companies offer low-cost financing for such improvements.

8. Replace existing insulation. A proper barrier keeps heat and cold from penetrating your home’s exterior and provides for even temperatures between rooms. The EPA recently reported that proper ceiling insulation may reduce electric bills 20%.

9. Replace existing appliances. If money is no object, replace old appliances with Energy Star appliances, specifically created to optimize energy consumption. If your budget limits you to replacing one appliance, buy a new refrigerator; a new model could knock off 25% of your electric bill.

10. Buy new light bulbs. Replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescent.

11. Contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding EEM Mortgages. EEMs provide benefits to borrowers purchasing a home that is energy efficient, or can be made efficient with improvements.

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9301 Sturgis St, Norfolk VA , 23503

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Property Details for 9301 Sturgis ST, Norfolk, VA 23503

This Gorgeous 4 bedroom 3 bath Newly Renovated Home is just Right to Enhance Your Life Style and Give You a Home to Be Proud of. Spacious Living Room looking unto the Kitchen with Breakfast Bar and New Granite Countertops and Stainless Package. Large Family Room with Fireplace which leads onto a Huge Deck and Fenced Back Yard which is perfect for your Family and Guest Enjoyment. And There’s More! A Large Room over the Workshop with Full Bath and Kitchen Area that can be used as a Man Cave, Mother-In-Law Suite. Teen Hangout or just your quite place. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to live nearby the beach. Get it before it’s gone. Close to Bayview Elementary.

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SOLD! 173 Swanson Road, Norfolk, VA 23503

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Commodore Park Cape Cod With Huge Master Bedroom!

Property Details for 173 Swanson RD, Norfolk, VA 23503

Adorable 3 bedroom 3 bath cape code in Commodore Park. Secluded neighborhood, fully fenced backyard with deck. Huge master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bath. Large garage with workspace, separate shed. Large kitchen with eat in area. New Carpet throughout.

Listing Details

  •  COMMODORE PARK
  •  173 Swanson RD
  •  Norfolk
  •  VA
  •  23503
  •  13 – North Norfolk
  •  Single Family
  •  10207761
    REIN

Schools

Interior Features

  •  3
  •  3
  •  3
  •  1,568
  •  Walk-In Closet; Flooring: Carpet, Vinyl
  •  Dishwasher, Gas Range, Refrigerator
  •  16+ SEER A/C
  •  Forced Hot Air,Nat Gas

Exterior & Lot Details

  •  1.5
  •  Bungalow, Cape Cod
  •  Deck; Fencing: Back Fenced, Chain Link
  •  Vinyl
  •  Garage Att 1 Car, Driveway Spc
  •  City/County; City/County;
  •  1942
  •  6970 sq ft
  •  Not Waterfront
  •  No Pool

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SOLD! 435 Monticello Avenue Unit #400B, Norfolk, VA 23510

Street view of building that unit 435 Monticello Avenue Unit#400B, Norfolk, VA 23510, is located in 435 Monticello Avenue Unit #400B, Norfolk, VA 23510, Norfolk VA

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Downtown Loft With Views!

Property Details for 435 Monticello AVE #400B, Norfolk, VA 23510

BBEAUTIFUL Downtown Norfolk Unit available in the sought after Welton Loft’s. Fantastic views of the city, walking distance to many restaurants and other activities. New wood flooring, ceramic backsplash and granite countertops are just a few of the amazing finishes. The charm of the original building exude in this space from the exposed brick walls, concrete ceilings, exposed piping and part of the original spiral staircase. With walls of windows you will have amazing views of the city! HVAC just replaced in Feb. 2018! Call today and let’s take a look at your next home!

Listing Details

  •  DOWNTOWN AREA
  •  435 Monticello AVE #400B
  •  Norfolk
  •  VA
  •  23510
  •  11 – West Norfolk
  •  Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
  •  10198026
    REIN

Schools

  •  Blair Middle
  •  Walter Herron Taylor Elementary
  •  Maury

Interior Features

  •  1
  •  1.1
  •  1
  •  1
  •  1,130
  •  Walk-In Closet; Flooring: Ceramic, Wood
  •  Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Elec Range, Refrigerator, Washer
  •  Central Air
  •  Heat Pump

Exterior & Lot Details

  •  1
  •  Mid Rise; 1 Living Lvl, Corner Unit, Loft
  •  Brick
  •  Close to Mass Transit
  •  City/County; City/County;
  •  1920
  •  Elevator, Sewer, Trash Pickup, Water
  •  484 sq ft
  •  Not Waterfront
  •  No Pool

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SOLD! 214 Tracy Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434

Front of property located at Results Map Criteria Previous · Next · 30 of 34Checked 0 All · None · Page RES 1-Line Results display Display at per page Listing Property History Photos TransactionDesk DC Property Info DC Prop Consolidated Realist Property Link Realist Map Realist Neighborhood Profile View Documents 214 Tracy Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434
214 Tracy Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434

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Forest Glen Terrace House With Great Curb Appeal!

Property Details for 214 Tracy DR, Suffolk, VA 23434

Welcome to this wonderful 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home with a welcoming first impression. The downstairs is open and full of light; the details will delight – crisp woodwork and trim, a build in desk, tray ceilings and grand columns. Upstairs is chock full of large bedrooms and ample storage space. This home is has a great kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliance and opens right up into the living room with its gas fireplace. Upstairs the huge master bedroom with spacious master bath not disappoint! With its large walk-in closet and jetted tub its perfect for relaxing after a long day. Outside you will find a great size yard with a deck that is perfect for entertaining. Come on by and check out your new home!

Listing Details

  •  FOREST GLEN TERRACE
  •  214 Tracy DR
  •  Suffolk
  •  VA
  •  23434
  •  62 – Central Suffolk
  •  Single Family
  •  10204026
    REIN

Schools

Interior Features

  •  4
  •  2.1
  •  2
  •  1
  •  2,300
  •  Bar, Cathedral Ceiling, Fireplace Gas-natural, Walk-In Closet; Flooring: Carpet, Vinyl, Wood
  •  Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer Hookup, Elec Range, Refrigerator, Washer Hookup
  •  Central Air
  •  Forced Hot Air,Nat Gas

Exterior & Lot Details

  •  2
  •  Transitional
  •  Deck, Patio, Storage Shed; Fencing: Back Fenced, Partial, Wood Fence
  •  Vinyl
  •  Garage Att 2 Car
  •  City/County; City/County;
  •  2008
  •  10454 sq ft
  •  Not Waterfront
  •  No Pool

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SOLD! 4401 Hubbard Ave, Suffolk, VA 23435

Front of home located at 4401 Hubbard Ave, Suffolk, VA 23435 4401 Hubbard Ave, Suffolk, VA 23435

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Very spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home

Description

Very spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home, 2 double car detached garage with room and bath over garage. 2 car attached garage with bonus room over garage.

Listing Information

    • Address: 4401 Hubbard AVE
    • City: Suffolk
    • State: VA
    • Area: 61 – Northeast Suffolk
    • Listing ID: 10154389
    • Property Type:SINGLE

Property Information

    • Style: Contemp
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Total Baths: 2
    • Year Built: 1996
    • Sq ft: 1971
    • Lot Size: 0.37 acre(s)
    • A/C: Heat Pump
    • Heat: Heat Pump,Programmable Thermostat
    • Appliances: 220 V Elec,Dryer,Elec Range,Refrigerator,Washer,Washer Hookup
    • Interior: Fireplace Electric,Skylights; Flooring: Carpet,Vinyl
    • Exterior: Deck,Patio
    • Construction:Aluminum,Vinyl
    • Garage: Garage Att 2 Car,Garage Det 2
    • Pool: No Pool
    • Utilities: City/County; City/County;
  • Water front: Not Waterfront

School Information

    • Grade School: Creekside Elementary
    • Middle School: John Yeates Middle
  • High School: Nansemond River

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SOLD! 102 Henry Clay Road, Newport News, VA 23601, Newport News VA

Front of property located at 102 Henry Clay Road, Newport News, VA 23601, Newport News VA 102 Henry Clay Road, Newport News, VA 23601, Newport News VA

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5 Bedroom Brick Ranch With Large Front Porch!

Property Details for 102 Henry Clay RD, Newport News, VA 23601

Lovely 5 bedroom 2.5 bath brick rancher nestled away in the Ivy Farms neighborhood of Newport News. 5th bedroom would make a great in-law suite with private entrance from side of house. This home has a large front porch for relaxing evenings. Formal dining room and spacious family room and separate den with sliders to back yard. House has been tastefully updated and is ready to move right into.

Listing Details

  •  IVY FARMS
  •  102 Henry Clay RD
  •  Newport News
  •  VA
  •  23601
  •  107 – Newport News Midtown East
  •  Single Family
  •  10198044
    REIN

Schools

  •  Homer L. Hines Middle
  •  Sedgefield Elementary
  •  Warwick

Interior Features

  •  5
  •  2.1
  •  2
  •  1
  •  2,276
  •  Fireplace Electric; Flooring: Carpet, Laminate
  •  Dishwasher, Dryer Hookup, Microwave, Elec Range, Refrigerator, Washer Hookup
  •  Central Air
  •  Forced Hot Air,Nat Gas

Exterior & Lot Details

  •  Ranch
  •  Fencing: Back Fenced, Privacy
  •  Brick
  •  Garage Att 1 Car, Driveway Spc
  •  City/County; City/County;
  •  1959
  •  8276 sq ft
  •  Not Waterfront
  •  No Pool

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SOLD! 831 Lexington St, Norfolk, VA 23504

831 Lexington St, Norfolk, VA 23504
831 Lexington St, Norfolk, VA 23504

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Well Maintained! Large Yard!

Well maintained, almost like new, one owner home, with eat-in kitchen, newer appliances, heat pump, water heater, etc. Front porch and large partially fenced backyard. One year home warranty plan. spaces! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!! Traditional, Huntersville, 23504, Cable TV Hookup, Ceiling Fan, Security Sys, Refrigerator, Elec Range, Disposal, Washer, Dryer, Walk-In Closet, Window Treatments, Storage Shed, Attic, Breakfast Area, Foyer, Porch, Utility Closet, Street, Warranty Plan, Heat Pump, Central Air, Jacox Elementary, Lafayette-Winona Middle, Granby High School!

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Gone! 518 Rivers Reach, Unit #202, Virginia Beach Va, 23452

Front of 518 Rivers Reach, Unit #202, Virginia Beach Va, 23452
518 Rivers Reach, Unit #202, Virginia Beach Va, 23452

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Lynnhaven Area Condo With Community Pool!

Super cute 2 bedroom 2 bath condo located in Lynnhaven area of Virginia Beach. This condo offers spacious bedrooms, wood flooring in living area, fireplace and finished sun room. Community pool awaits you for summertime! St. Albans Glen, Lyme Regis, Contemp, Ceiling Fan, Dryer, Dishwasher, Disposal, Elec Range, Refrigerator, Washer, Storage Shed, Assgnd/Resrvd, Water, Trash Pickup, Pool, Security, Ground Maint, Pet Restrictions, Vacant, Heat Pump, Central Air, Brookwood Elementary, Plaza Middle, Princess Anne High School!

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Gone! 78 Harris Road, Portsmouth VA, 23702

78 Harris Road, Portsmouth VA, 23702
78 Harris Road, Portsmouth VA, 23702

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Spanish Ranch in Cradock!

This adorable Spanish style home has all the markings of a peaceful home sweet home retreat. Enjoy home again. Hardwood floors, archway large rooms, screened in porch and a large deck off of the sliding glass doors. Ranch, Spanish, Cradock, 23702, Cable TV Hookup, Ceiling Fan, Security Sys, 220 V Elec, Dishwasher, Elec Range, Refrigerator, Washer Hookup, Dryer Hookup, Window Treatments, Deck, Storage Shed, Porch, Screened Porch, Driveway Spc, Street, Warranty Plan, Central Air, Heat Pump, Churchland Elementary, Churchland Middle, Churchland High School!

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