Benefits of Going Green

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 1:31pm.

All homes have a lifespan so there is a clear desire to live in a home with renewable energy systems. As advancements in renewable energy systems increase, prices are decreasing which makes it a smart move to invest! 

Go Green!

"Going green" does not only mean turning off the lights when no one's in the room or installing solar panels all over the yard. There is more to becoming eco-friendly.

Green homes are clean homes. Having air filtration and central vac systems will contain two-thirds of dust in homes. You can avoid dirt and dust particles from building up in your home through easy-to-clean surfaces.

Creating a smaller carbon footprint will make a less impact in your wallet long-term. In addition, a few more benefits are: lower maintenance, a better energy efficiency, and reduction in pollution. 

Increase Your Resale Value

Although the cost to build a house as green is 20 to 30 percent more than traditional construction, it will increase the resale value.

Did you know that curved roofs aid airflow for natural ventilation? A huge selling point is the roof; a new roof with slate or metal creates better heat regulation which results in a lower energy cost. To lower energy costs some more, remodel your kitchen so that your appliances are apart. When a refrigerator is next to the stove, it works double time to ensure all products inside stay cool.

A fresh paint job is always appealing to buyers too. Opt for natural hues and some recycled paint to do the job.

A Helping Hand

Renovating may seem like a hassle in your bank account, but there are tax credits that can help you pay! For example, you can file a credit of a $500 max towards your 1040 for installing energy-efficient windows, insulation, doors, roofs, boilers and air conditioners.

A durable home will require less renovation in the future. So get a head start on making your home green!

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