In May of 2007, I moved from northern California where I worked as a business manager, to Cody Wyoming. Near the end of 2007 I decided I wanted to do something a bit different, so I began to study for my real estate license. In May 2008 I became a Wyoming REALTOR. Most of my career was spent working for architects, landscape architects, planners and engineers. While I enjoyed my time working with these talented people I am so happy I decided to make a late life change and go into real estate. I love working with people helping them find a place to call home. I do have a passion and energy to partner with my clients to help them not just imagine but realize their dream, find a home to create a space for communing with family and friends. When I am not discovering new properties in and around Cody Wyoming, I love to immerse myself in the outdoors including hiking, golf, bicycling and gardening.
I look forward to helping you achieve your goals whether it is buying your next property or selling your current one.
Ann M. Flack, Associate Broker (307)587-8778 OFFICE (307)250-7369 CELL www.codywyomingproperties.com
THE ENERGY-SMART HOME OFFICE
Easy tips to cut your energy bill - by Tim Talevich
Seal your home - If you add up all of the hidedn air leaks in your home, they can equal a hole the size of an open window - and can lead to higher energy bills by allowing heat or cool air to escape and causing your system to work harder to keep you comfortable. Sealing air leaks and adding insulation, paying special attention to the attic and basement, where the biggest gaps and cracks are often found, will keep warm air inside where it belongs.
Maintain Equipment - Schedule a fall checkup of your heating system with a licensed contractor. Also clean or change your systems air filter once a month to prevent increased energy costs and system failure. Now is the time to schedule the chimney sweep to visit too!
Use a thermostat - Using a programmable thermostat to regulate your home's temperature saves energy by offering convenient, preprogrammed temperature settings.
Go Unplugged - Up to 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. According to Dept. of Energy power continues to run through your electronics even when they are turned off. If 60% of your energy bill is electricity, it's easy to imagine how much you could save by simply unplugging.
Change Light Bulbs - Replacing traditional light bulbs with new LEDs can reduce your energy usage.
If you are interested in saving energy but don't know where to start, performing a home energy audit is a good first step. The Dept. of Energy provides a free do it yourself plan at energy.gov/energysaver/articles/do-it-yourself-home-energy-audits, or go to the DOE office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy website at www.eere.energy.gov and search "home energy audit".