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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

This new year, don’t forget to make resolutions to protect your most valued  asset – your home! Check out these easy tips to make sure your home thrives in 2019!

Energy Efficiency

Don’t throw money away on energy leakages! Put some dollars back in your pocket with simple adjustments to your lighting and water equipment. As your halogen or CFL bulbs burn out, replace them with LED bulbs. LED bulbs use up to 75% less energy, last for years, and are cooler to the touch, making it a safer option for table lamps and other exposed fixtures. Look for the “Energy Star” label to ensure that you are purchasing high-quality bulbs. Another simple way to improve energy efficient is to set your hot water heater to 120 – 130 degrees. Don’t reduce it below 120 degrees, as lower temperatures may promote bacteria growth. You can also install low-flow shower heads to conserve water and save on costs.

Keep it Clean

This year, make house cleaning a family affair. Assign weekly duties to each household member to cover each area of your home. Children can wash and dry dishes, load and unload the dishwasher, and sweep. Older kids can take out the trash, vacuum or mop, do their own laundry, and even prepare easy meals. This will take the burden off of mom and dad, and allow you time to tackle some larger home improvement or maintenance projects!

Safeguard Your Home

Blustery winter days are the perfect time to do some routine maintenance that is often ignored during warmer weather. Monitor the weather – if the temperature is forecast to drop below freezing, wrap your pipes in insulation to ensure they don’t crack or burst. Make sure you’ve turned off the water to all outdoor spigots as well. This is also the perfect time to check and replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. You should have a carbon monoxide alarm for each level of your home and near any gas appliances, such as furnaces or dryers.

Extend an Invitation

This year, resolve to make your house truly feel like a home! Invite your friends and neighbors over for coffee, brunch, or a game night. Offer to host a 4th of July barbecue or holiday gathering. Don’t stress about the food or decor – keep it simple, and trust that the camaraderie and wonderful memories you make will be more than enough!

If you are looking for a new home in Atlanta, Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes) invites you to visit our beautiful new communities!

Gwinnett County

Baylee Preserve
Coming soon to Dacula!

Castleberry Hills
New homes in Buford from the high $200s

Nichols Glen
New homes in Dacula from the high $200s – Decorated Model available to tour!

Overlook at Brookside
New homes in Auburn from the high $200s – Decorated Model available to tour!

Sierra Creek
New homes in Hoschton from the low $300s

Emerald Forest
Coming soon to Lawrenceville!

Estates at Mulberry
Coming soon to Auburn!

Jackson County

Heritage at Jefferson
New homes in Jefferson from the high $200s

New homes in Jefferson from the low $200s

Braselton Farms
Coming soon to Hoschton!

DeKalb County

Coming soon to Tucker!

Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes) builds new homes in Atlanta. For more information on our new home communities in Gwinnett, Jackson, and DeKalb Counties, including available homes, photos, floorplans, and more, visit us online at To keep up-to-date on the latest news and offerings by RHG Homes, check us out on Facebook at You can also catch up with us on Twitter and see footage of our beautiful new homes and communities on YouTube!