Jul 13, 2023
Check for Potential Savings on Homeowners Insurance
If you are shopping for homeowners’ insurance, be sure to compare potential discounts if the home has certain features. The potential savings also could merit a review of an existing policy. They
If you are shopping for homeowners’ insurance, be sure to compare potential discounts if the home has certain features. The potential savings also could merit a review of an existing policy. They might include:
* Security systems. By informing the insurer you have installed smoke detectors, a burglar alarm, and dead-bolt locks, you probably can knock 5 percent off your annual premium. If you also have a sprinkler system as well as a fire and burglar alarm that contacts a central monitoring station, your discount might go as high as 20 percent.
* Monitoring systems. A central monitoring system will detect a water leak and shut down the water flow; it can also raise the home’s temperature to keep pipes from freezing. Such systems might reduce your insurance bill by another 2 percent.
* Weather-proofing. These additions might range from storm shutters and shatter-proof glass to shut-off valves for gas lines that can detect earthquake activity. A back-up generator and a wind-resistant roof also help. Altogether, such precautions could deliver a 20 percent discount.
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