5 Ways to Save on Homeowners Insurance
Most of us rarely think about our homeowner's insurance and it’s easy to put a policy in place and then forget about it. Over time, circumstances and coverage needs can change, which is why it’s important to review your policies on an annual basis. Not only will you optimize your coverage needs but you could save money too! Here are five ways to save on your insurance costs this year.
1. Bundle your home and auto insurance
If you have an auto policy with one insurer and a homeowners policy with a different insurer, you might benefit from combining your policies with the same insurance company. Not only will this save you money but it can save you time down the road if you need to make changes to your policies.
2. Raise your deductible
Your deductible is the amount you agree to pay towards a claim before your insurance company will step in to start covering the rest. If you select a higher deductible, you’ll likely receive a lower premium from your insurance company.
3. Compare quotes
When shopping for insurance, it’s important to check with multiple carriers to compare coverage options and differences in premium. SEFCU Insurance Agency can do the comparison shopping for you to help you save time and find the best insurance rate depending on your coverage needs.
4. Improve the safety of your home
Adding features like smoke alarms and storm shutters or making upgrades to electrical and plumbing systems will help prevent future damage and can help lower your insurance premiums.
5. Protect your home from theft
Installing anti-theft measures such as dead bolts, motion lights, or security systems can help reduce your insurance costs. You also may be able to receive a discount from your insurance carrier to purchase a security system.