On Friday afternoon, two young people (Mursal and Dorian) visited our home to conduct a free energy audit in our 1926 home. We know our furnace is ancient and we know some rooms need weather-stripping. Aside from the obvious, these youth educated us on other things that we could do to save energy.
This one surprised me:
- Our hair dryer being plugged in sucks up energy even when we’re not using it.
One thing that intrigued me after reviewing our energy bills and comparing them to last year is that we’re paying 40% less for electricity usage. One reason we believe to be the cause is that we no longer work from home and therefore our computers are not on all day, not even in sleep mode. Apparently, “sleep mode” sucks up energy too!
Back to the visit at our home. We’re really excited to receive a comprehensive report in the next few days. We’ll keep you posted!
We just took over as the new owners on July 1st where we have a great retail location in the downtown with a parking lot right outside our door! This may have something to do with why different lenders have inquired about partnering up with us to be their preferred lender while they enjoy regular space in our office.
So we’re thinking that we’d love for our in-office preferred lender to be one that has consistently done a great job for our clients. The best option so far is a multi-lingual team that has also sent us business over the years.
Choices, choices. The stars are aligning nicely for us, providing options for growing our business and drawing attention to the fact that we are indeed a full-service office with property management, real estate sales, land use and entitlements consulting and lending under the same roof! We also have an insurance agent upstairs in the same building with whom we’ve worked to assist our clients. Although each business is separate, they can all be found in one convenient location.
We’ll keep you updated!