This #AskTPREG question came from someone who obviously is not from around here. The question was, what are the winter electric bills over there in your home, check out ucahelps Alberta to see which energy plan is best.
While we really worry about our electric bills more in the summer than the winter, there are still some things you can do to help lower your energy costs through the help of your local residential and commercial electrician. If you need to do some repairs, an aereoquip might come handy to have.
Looking for a reliable and qualified service near you can be hard. There are a lot of consideration like the price and quality of work you are getting. Well if you are in Brisbane Australia you can always find a trusted electrical contractor through yellow pages or hi pages but you can’t go wrong with JTC Electric which specializes in the type of service.
Now, I am assuming you don’t want to buy a new build. New build homes today have much better energy saving features than older houses, but we put together this infographic to provide you some ways to look at winter energy savings. Switch Electrical is the best electrician Worthing has to offer.
Now remember many of these tips will help save money with your summer bill also
Turn the heat down and put on another layer. Or in the summer, turn the AC down and dress cooler.
Low-flow water heads can help when taking a shower and saving on hot water costs and use a rcc7ak water filter reviews say its the best in the market.
Clean the coils – Pull out that fridge and give the back a good dusting.
Clean your filters – Be it the furnace filter or the AC filter, make sure you replace it often. If your AC needs some repairs, you can definitely rely on your top rated ac service in Las Vegas.
Caulk the cracks – Look closely at your windows, there is all types of air getting in and out.
Pull the plug – Do you know an appliance not being used, but plugged in is still pulling electricity, even by a simple tune up you can save lots of energy, read the post about it at the link.
Change your bulbs – You are using CFL or LED lights, right?
Check your doors – At night, go outside with the door closed and a flashlight, have someone on the inside, also in the dark check for light as you shine a light around the doors. Often a sweep will help here.
Let’s explore the pro’s and con’s of real estate template providers in general. These points are valid, regardless of the particular provider you chose.
- ? Template sites are cheap. Compared to a custom site, template sites are a bargain. You can spend thousands of dollars (tens of thousands if you really want to) on a custom web site. There are dozens of template site providers with products ranging from free to $150/month””and everything in between.
- ? Template sites are easy to edit. Most template providers provide “WYSIWYG” editors. (What you See is What You Get). You don’t HAVE to know HTML, CSS, AJAX or any of those cryptic, confusing and scary “programming” languages (though knowing a little HTML is a big plus). Most custom sites will require you to know HTML, unless you pay for a WYSIWYG “back end”. And yes, even with a custom site, you’ll need to add content to it, unless you pay a LOT for someone to do it for you.
- ? Template sites can have a great support network. Some of the larger providers have user forums that can be a huge asset. Point 2 and Advanced Access both provide forums and the large user bases mean there are many opportunities for learning and sharing.
- ? Template sites can have unique features.
- has “Handshake Listings” ”“ sharing user’s listings across multiple sites. They also use the power of a large user base to get listings syndicated on large national sites such as Yahoo, Google Base, Trulia, and more.
- ? “Template sites all look the same”. This comment comes up all the time. And yes, there are only a limited number of “styles” that most template providers have. I can tell immediately if a site is an
- , Point 2, or
- site to name a few. But with the right provider, you can customize the appearance of a template site. I know for a fact there is not a Point 2 site in existence with a menu structure like
- because I did it myself. Search engines don’t really care what color your site is, nor do they care if the buttons are all the same shape. What search engines care about is content. Which leads us to”¦
- ? Template sites are a lot of work. By their very definition, template sites contain similar (actually identical) content. The “boilerplate” site you first get with a template provider will have the same content as every other site they have. You MUST change this boilerplate language if you want to separate your site from all the others. Custom sites are not exempt from this either. A stagnant, never changing site–custom or not–will eventually suffer in the search engines.
- ? You don’t “own” a template site. True, but if you change the content, you own that. And you should NEVER use a provider that owns your URL. I’ve changed providers before. It’s a painful experience, but you can move your content from one provider to another, so this isn’t as big a negative as some people make it out to be.
- ? If there is one possible major drawback to template providers it’s that you can get caught up in a “provider penalty”. Recently many Advanced Access and Point 2 sites have been hammered by Yahoo. Sometimes the search engines seem to decide if they penalize one, they penalize them all. Your template provider may decide to add or remove something that on the surface appears harmless, but on the inside the search engines find issue with. On the other hand, this can work the other way as well. And even fully customized sites are often at the mercy of the search engines.
So to make what’s turned out to be a very long story short, you can have a great web presence with a template site. I’ve seen many template sites at the top of Google for very competitive search terms. Yes, it takes work. Yes, you need to edit and add to the boilerplate site, but it’s entirely possible to turn a template site into a lead generating (hence income producing) machine.
Full disclosure: I have a Point2Agent site and am an authorized Point2Agent Distributor.