If you think about it, most people spend the majority of their time indoors, whether they’re at work, home, or school. An energy-efficient building, whether it’s residential or commercial is good for the environment because it reduces greenhouse gasses, it reduces energy costs, and it’s healthier because it increases the quality of indoor air.
Let’s review the benefits of an energy-efficient home:
- It saves energy.
- It saves money.
- It’s better for the environment.
- It improves indoor air quality.
- It can increase the resale value of a home.
Energy efficient homes cost homeowners less to operate than the majority of homes, especially the older ones that have not been remodeled or updated. If you’re not living in a brand-new home with the latest energy-saving technology, that doesn’t mean you can’t remodel your home or make some upgrades to get an energy smart home.
Not only are energy-efficient homes healthier and more cost effective, but they’re more comfortable too. With an energy-efficient home, you don’t have to worry about warm, heated air escaping from the attic, or cold air from the outside coming in from the window cracks and cracks around the doors – you get peace of mind!
Ways to Get an Energy-Smart Home
If you live in an older home, or even a home that’s 20 or 30 years old, there’s still a lot you can do. You don’t have to buy a brand-new home to take advantage of all the energy-saving options available. Your options may include remodeling, upgrading to Energy Star® appliances, heating and air conditioning units, windows, and much more.
“Since inception, ENERGY STAR has shown impressive results: in 2010 Americans saved enough energy to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars, while saving nearly $18 billion on utility bills,” according to the Department of Energy.
Are you interested in saving energy, reducing your utility bills, having healthier air in your home, and helping the planet? To learn more about how to make your home more energy-efficient, contact Green Home Solutions, LLC today!