Cranking up the AC in the summertime can also crank up your electric bill. The DiMora Team are real estate experts in the Northville and Novi neighborhoods and we have a few alternative ways to keep your home cool this summer. First, if you still haven’t switched to CFLs for environmental or economic reasons, do it to be cool. Incandescent bulbs waste about 90% of their energy through the heat they emit. Close your window blinds or curtains when you leave to prevent your home from heating up like a greenhouse while you’re gone. Cooking outside on the barbecue keeps you from heating up your home with a stove or oven. For the summer, set your ceiling fan to rotate in a counterclockwise direction to create a cooling, downward airflow. In the winter, turn the setting back to clockwise to recirculate warm air. Check out below to see what sold in Northville Commons in June 2016:
16448 Winchester, Northville: 4 bedrooms, 2.1 bathrooms, 2,581 sq. feet, 2 car garage, Sold Price: $315,000
Unplug your electronics or use a smart power strip when you’re not using them. They emit heat when they’re plugged in, even if they’re turned off. For more information on Northville Commons, or similar Northville or Novi neighborhoods such as Maple Hill, Dunbarton Pines and Royal Crown, contact The DiMora Team today at 248-505-7728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.