If you've been following this blog, you probably know that replacing old appliances in your home with more energy efficient models can save you a substantial amount of money. However, the focus on saving money can overwhelm the many other tangible benefits that come with energy-efficient appliances. Here are three ways living in a green home can improve your life that go beyond the energy and financial savings:
- Increased comfort. If you're trying to skimp on your energy use for economic reasons, you're probably keeping your home slightly too cold in the winter and slightly too hot in the summer. Switching to energy-efficient heating and cooling systems will allow you to easily keep your home at a comfortable temperature no matter the season.
- Increased home value. Buyers these days are extremely positive about energy-efficient technologies, so having them in your home will prove to be an advantage if you're considering putting it up for sale. You can often access rebates through various energy-savings programs, so you don't even have to invest much at the beginning to reap the rewards later.
- More control over your utilities. Sometimes your utility bill can surprise you, jumping dramatically for reasons you don't understand. Green technologies like smart thermostats allow you to keep track of your energy use from your devices, and if you install solar, wind or geothermal systems, you will actually have complete control over the production and use of energy and water in your home.
If you're thinking about making the switch to green appliances in your home, contact Alban for a home energy audit today. Our experienced home inspectors will evaluate your home for potential energy improvements, then walk you through the steps of installing green appliances and accessing rebates through the programs we partner with.