Across the United States, it’s not uncommon to see programs in place that encourage local residents to make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes. Often these efforts can reduce the collective carbon footprint in a community and make the cost of living more affordable for its inhabitants.
Recently, Better Buildings for Michigan, a non-profit organization that helps homeowners and businesses save money by converting to sustainable technologies, announced that it would extend one of its most effective programs to Macomb County as well as certain areas of Oakland and Wayne counties.
According to The Macomb Daily, homeowners can pay $100 for an energy audit through a home inspection contractor selected by Better Buildings for Michigan. During the energy audit, residents will learn about different ways they can make their home more energy-efficient and save money. There is no obligation to actually make the upgrades, but if homeowners choose to, they can enjoy a number of incentives provided by Better Buildings from Michigan as well as the federal government.
“The $100 cost [of the home inspection] is more like an investment because our typical homeowner saves about $230 in energy costs the first year alone,” Kendal Conerly, a Better Buildings for Michigan representative, told the source. “Long-term savings can amount to thousands of dollars.”
In a press release, Better Homes for Michigan said that now is a good time to upgrade to sustainable technologies since the rebates available are higher than the have ever been before.
Thanks to the state of Maryland’s multiple rebate offerings, including those available from Pepco and Potomac Edison, it may be easier and more cost-effective than you think to make energy-efficient upgrades to your home. To get started, contact a home inspection contractor to perform an energy audit.