What are some practical things I can do to lower the cost of my homeowners insurance?

May 3, 2016

There are a number of things you can do to lower the cost of your homeowners insurance. The easiest thing to do is get a comprehensive review of your policy and needs from your local agent.

It is not surprising to find quotes on homeowners insurance that vary by hundreds of dollars for the same coverage on the same home. When you shop, be careful to make sure each insurer is offering the same coverage.House with homeowners insurance

Another way to lower the cost of your homeowners insurance is to look for any discounts that you may qualify for. For example, many insurers will offer a discount when you place both your automobile and homeowners insurance with them. Other times, insurers offer discounts if there are deadbolt exterior locks on all your doors, or if your home has a security system. Be sure to ask us about any discounts for which you may qualify.

In addition to this, you can use technology to help keep your home claims-free which can lower the cost of your insurance. By adding smart devices to your house you can avoid claims on your home such as water damage, fire and freezing damage while also preventing robberies and break-ins.

Another easy way to lower the cost of your homeowners insurance is to raise your deductible. Increasing your deductible from $250 to $500 will lower your premium, sometimes by as much as five or ten percent.

 

Contributor: Smruthi
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