How to Save on your Home Insurance

Want to save money on your home insurance premiums without making any sacrifices in your coverage?

If your current deductible is less than $500, you can lower your premium rate by raising it to an amount you can comfortably afford. Also you can look for package discounts which could possibly reduce your rates if your home and car are insured by the same company.

Dead bolt locks on all of your exterior doors often qualifies you for a premium discount. This is a smart investment which not only secures your home but could also save you money on your homeowners insurance.

Even though your home and all its contents are at risk from all sorts of hazards, the land is not. Don’t include the value of your land when evaluating your insurance needs

Installing smoke alarms in your house is another way to save money on homeowners insurance. Losses from fire damage are one of the most expensive types of claims for insurance companies. Having an early warning system in case of fire can reduce your premium rate.

Is your home a smoking or non-smoking home? If there are no smokers in your household, it is important that you let your insurance company know. Non-smokers represent a lesser threat of accidental fires and could save you money.

Installing a sprinkler system is a good way to save money on your homeowners insurance. Insurance companies sometimes reward homeowners for installing fire curtailments, not to mention the fact that they save lives.

Home security systems such as burglar alarms, special lighting, and motion detectors not only protect your home but they can get you a lower premium.

Most insurance companies offer special discounts but your agent doesn’t always volunteer the information on special offers. Simple things such as living in a gated community could get you a reduced rate.

Don’t wait for the agent to offer special discounts. Ask about your options. If you’ have been with the same company for a long time, you may be entitled to a discount. Most insurance companies lower your premiums by 5% after 3 to 5 years and double that amount after 6 years. Go over your policy every year with your agent and examine the coverage terms.

Costs can vary greatly so examine all of your options. You can even get discounts on your homeowners insurance for things such as the type of building material used to build your home or the proximity to a fire station.

Nevertheless, quality service is more important than cost. Get the best quality service and prices available that are best for you and your family.