FIVE MONEY SAVING GREEN UPGRADES

Dated: 03/12/2018

Views: 55

Image title

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings.

Image title


Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long-term savings are huge. Solar panels will cost several thousand dollars to install, but ongoing maintenance costs are very low, and a typical system could save you hundreds of dollars per year. You can even sell your surplus electricity.

Image title

Wood furnace: Wood-burning furnaces are relatively inexpensive, and though the yearly savings aren’t as dramatic (about 10% on heating bills), it adds up over the long run.

Image title

Insulation: There’s a good chance your insulation isn’t very efficient, especially in older homes. Look into installing floor, cavity, wall, and loft insulation to reduce your heating bills.

Image title

Rain barrels: Rain barrels are extremely inexpensive, and provide gallons of free water to use when you wash your car or water your garden.

Image title

Geothermal system: OK, so the price tag is scary at first. A geothermal system uses the earth’s temperature to heat and cool your home, but can cost $30,000 to install. But tax credits allow you to get a lot of that money back, and the energy savings average about $1,900 per year. If you plan to be in your home for a decade or two, it’s a great investment.



Blog credits to: http://www.breakthroughbroker.com/five_money_saving_green_upgrades#.WqaYem1ubIV


Blog author image

Ann Nguyen CalBRE 00998262

When reading REALTOR® Ann Nguyen's many testimonials, one message becomes abundantly clear. She genuinely cares for each and every one of her clients. As a result, her service always exceeds their ex....

Latest Blog Posts

11483 Chamonix Rd Truckee CA 96161 | Tahoe Donner Acreage for Sale

The perfect location for your custom-built mountain retreat.Who doesn’t dream of finding the perfect property to build a resort home for weekend getaways and a break from the busy workweek?

Read More

4 THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A FIXER UPPER

Buying a fixer-upper can be a fantastic investment. Fixer-uppers tend to be much more affordable than houses that aren’t in need of many renovations or repairs. And the money you save should

Read More

7 WAYS TO AVOID BUYING A PROPERTY LEMON

A property with structural flaws, electrical defects and a cracked foundation are every homebuyer’s nightmare — not to mention a money pit. But that’s not all that can go wrong

Read More

End June and Start July in Truckee!

26th of June 2018Summer Music Series at High Camp Event Description:On select Tuesdays and Fridays this summer, join us for live music poolside at High Camp! Soak up the California sun at,

Read More