Earth Day is here, we try hard to save energy, be green , recycle, try not to pollute our Mother Earth. Sometimes it is easier to talk about, think about then really do. Here are some facts about going even a little green in your home to help save some money.
For every $1 you spend on home improvements to decrease annual energy bills, the value of the home increases by $10 to $25 dollars. So you say big deal, but if you translate this to a 3000 square foot home these numbers can translate to a $8,000 to $25,000 increase in the market value according to The Appraisal Journal. Utility bills are one of the higher expenses in most houses. Some green improvements can lower those bills by as much as 20 to 30% that could be a considerable savings for anyone.
Simple things like insulating your pipes, adding insulation to your attic, weather stripping windows and doors can start saving you money. Of course if you own an older home doing more aggressive up dates like tankless water heaters, and more efficient air conditioners can help save a lot of money. It’s something to consider if you are feeling the pinch of escalating utility cost of your house. It’s also wise because when you decide to sell your home, these improvements will be looked at quite favorably.
Now that’s money in the bank, for being Green- I like that, don’t you?