Remodeling Your Home With A Green Eye

If your home is more than 20 years old it is very possible it is minus some important items such as insulation, energy efficient windows,water saving fixtures, lighting, etc. Making some updates could save you money! Where do you start? With a plan first! Consider installing energy efficient windows. You could be losing 30% of heat or air conditioning energy through windows. Install energy efficient appliances. 20% of your energy bills are from running appliances, cut the costs by updating to newer Energy Star appliances. Install a programmable thermostat with a timer to maximize your savings without sacrificing comfort. Install dual flush toilets and low flow showerheads to save on water costs. Insulate your roof to reduce the amount of heat that flows from the house through the roof to the cold outside air. Put in a whole house fan for summer comfort! Switch to compact flourescent light bulbs! There a many things to do.Just chosing a few now is a step in the right green direction!

Jan Alber

Jan Alber

Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker, CRS,GRI,SRES,ASP
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