In February 2021 around 500,000 properties in Texas lost power. Some of the power outages lasted for more than two weeks during the storm, named Winter Storm Uri. Almost 10 million people experienced some form of blackout during the winter storm, leading to billions of dollars in damages. There have also, unfortunately, been more than 130 confirmed deaths due to the storm.
If you’re looking for ways to make your home a little more “green” this earth day, look no further! The possibilities for home energy savings are endless, and there are plenty of easy changes you can make to reduce your carbon footprint. So, before April 22 rolls around, take a look at the home energy savings tips we’ve outlined below and see if any of these changes will work for your home.
Keeping a home inventory has come a long way from the polaroid pictures of the 90s. These days, keeping an inventory of the items in your home is much easier and more reliable. While your pictures and lists of belongings could easily get damaged, destroyed, or lost, a home inventory app opens up a world of security and cloud-based memory that ensures your home’s contents are preserved and protected.
The world has become a less accessible place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This causes many day-to-day inconveniences, but in some situations, it can cause major life issues. Moving to a new home, for example, is not typically a process you would voluntarily undertake when you can’t tour homes. But unfortunately, people sometimes have no choice. Fires, water damage, and many other disasters can befall a home and leave a family displaced, despite the pandemic, leaving them with no choice but to look for a new home.
Despite the growing tenant base in the United States, only a minority of renters maintain renters insurance. This indicates an opportunity for property insurers to access an untapped customer base. In order to captivate a tenant’s attention, insurers must understand why tenants do not carry this insurance and then communicate the benefits of this coverage. Most notably, tenants need to understand the importance of coverage for personal contents, temporary housing, and liability.