Entry #2838, September 16, 2013
A few week’s ago I introduced you to the HomeAdvisor Report Card Quiz and you saw how by answering 10 questions you could determine what needs your home may need this Fall as well as learn maintenance tips you hadn’t thought of! Well this week I decide to choose a project for my home – and I chose to upgrade my thermostat!
Image via: McConell & Ewing
The Gibson household is a small 2,000 sq. ft 1987 brick home and we’ve been told that the previous owner’s didn’t choose the most efficient thermostat. Although, when you move into a home the last thing we were thinking of was upgrading the thermostat! So… three years later, this was the perfect time to do it. Our last thermostat wasn’t automatic — Eek! It was very inefficient – we would just turn it up and down as we needed, and this in itself wasn’t good for our energy bill.
Before I show you my thermostat and a video to help you choose one for your home, take a look at the results of my quiz!
My Results: HomeAdvisor’s Home Report Card Quiz
Here are the results from my HomeAdvisor Home Report Quiz . You can take the quiz also to see how you rate in determining what Fall home maintenance tips are most beneficial, which can save you money and some energy conservation facts that may surprise you!
Installing & Learning what type of thermostat is best for your home
I decided to upgrade my thermostat and HomeAdvisor has a great tool to help you get matched with a thermostat contractor in your area. If you’re not sure what type, or how to install one, you can fill out the information and be contacted by a service professional in your city.
Watch this video on how to winterize your home – upgrading your thermostat can definitely help!
How to winterize your home video – by HomeAdvisor
Let HomeAdvisor help you with other fall tasks such as:
- Energy Audit
- Gutters cleaned out and replaced
- Fall lawn clean up
- Easy kitchen updates – *Kitchen Repainting * Kitchen lighting replaced/installed
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Disclosure: I am a voluntary participant in the HomeAdvisor Blogger Network. I have been asked by HomeAdvisor to review their products in exchange for compensation. All opinions are my own.
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