We know these are very trying times and if we are going to get through this as a community, it's going to require compassion, understanding, planning, and wise decisions.
From our June 2020 Homeowners survey, we identified many savings areas we can focus on. The programs can help Owners receive savings and positively affect their well-being. Also included below are discounts from our local business partners.
HVAC units are the most expensive item to replace in a home. They can cost over $4,000/unit for parts and installation through traditional channels. But it doesn't have to be that way. We have collected competitive bids with quantity discount pricing from local suppliers. By overseeing the procurement and install process, we expect to be saving Owners at least $1,000 per each HVAC unit and install.
And, since many of us still have old HVAC units that work fine but have a condensate draining issue, we have innovated a low-cost and effective repair procedure that further extends the useful life of the units.
As part of our Centennial outreach to local businesses, we are super excited the Shade Store agreed to provide the LifeSavers Building a 20% discount for the next year, on all products! Just ask for Randi and mention the Homeowners Group discount.
We are vetting six window repair and installation specialists to determine the best and most-cost effective approach to address the needs of Owners.
Appliance Surge Protection (including HVACs)
Power outages and surges can damage home electronics, HVACs and other expensive appliances. Whole-home surge protection devices that install at your circuit breaker box are an inexpensive, effective solution to protect all devices. We are requesting quotes with a group discount from Licensed Electricians. Our target cost for parts and labor is $175. Members of our Engineering Committee agree this should be standard protection.
Contesting Property Assessment to Lower Taxes
Early next year, we will introduce a program to organize Owners' tax grievances and work with a specialist. An email will be sent to all those who said in the survey that they were interested.
Hand Car Wash & Auto Detailing
We've partnered with Sudz in Port Chester and they are generously offering our Building a 20% discount for Detailing and $5 off car washes!