Make Your Home Green

No one can argue with the advantages of making your home green. If you want to save a ton of money and improve your standard of living, the most simple and effective way to do so is by making your home green. To “make your home green” is simply to make small improvements that improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Apparently, a lot of other North Carolina residents think it’s a good idea. In the first four days of the Energy Star Appliance Rebate program, every cent of the fund was reserved. The program lasted from June 1, 2010 – June 4, 2010). Although that phase of the program has expired, there are more incentives to keep things green. The Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit gives you a 30% credit for purchasing and installing alternative energy sources such as solar electric systems, geothermal heat pumps, and wind turbines. If your green improvements aren’t quite that extensive, you can still get in on a tax credit of up to $1,500 through improvements as simple as replacing your front door.

Now is the time to start thinking about doing a bit of green retrofitting on your home. According to the pros, the best way to reduce CO2 emissions is to retrofit existing buildings, making them greener and more energy efficient. Studies prove that 90% of all the buildings in the U.S. are considered ‘inefficient,’ meaning that they would not pass muster under current energy requirements. That’s a whole lot of wasted energy. That’s a whole lot of wasted money. The government tax incentives are filling the cracks with cash-saving, job-providing, energy-enhancing changes to America.

What about your home? How energy efficient is it? Do you need to make your home green? Could you use a green retrofit?

Perhaps the word “retrofit” is a bit scary. It sounds like something that requires hiring a big contractor and moving to short-term housing for a few months. Not exactly. A green retrofit can be as big or as small as you want it to be. In fact, the most energy-efficient retrofits are weekend projects that don’t cost much in terms of time or money.

Retrofitting your home is the best way that you can make an impact on the environment. It’s that easy. But it’s more than that. If you make your home green, you will create a bottom-line impact in your own home energy bills. Homeowners with a bit of savvy and elbow grease have been able to slash utility bills by 50-75%, just by making a few green improvements.

Retrofitting your home is also one way that you can help our nation. As homeowners across the country make simple green improvements, we can make the path to recovery even easier, plus pad our wallets with a little extra cash. Ready to make your home green? We’ll show you some simple ways to do so.