Your Energy Efficient House

Many people dream to one day own their own Energy Efficient House. It can be quite an investment but it’s worth it to have the freedom to decorate, renovate, buy beautiful Pine Furniture and make the house and grounds yours, whether you buy an existing house or build a brand new one.

When you own a house, there are so many things you can do to make it Energy Efficient before and after you buy.

To Consider Before You Buy

Green or Energy Efficient Mortgage
You may qualify for a Green Mortgage which will leave you more money for future energy saving home improvements.

Negotiate energy saving improvements
Often buyers and sellers negotiate details with the assistance of a qualified real estate agent. Are there any energy saving improvements you could have the seller make before you move in?

Energy efficient tax breaks and other financial incentives
Federal, state and local governments often offer tax incentives for certain energy saving improvements.

Check here to see what’s available in your area.

Specific energy concerns especially for extreme climates
If you choose a place that experiences extreme heat, you may be paying quite a bit for cooling and air conditioning. Extreme cold may require more for heating. What are your energy efficient options?

To Consider After You Buy

Energy saving improvements
From small, inexpensive to large and major home improvements, there are many places to look to see if you can make your house more energy efficient.

The largest portion of ALL household costs (besides the mortgage!) is electricity, search around & find cheap electricity suppliers there are big savings to be achieved with just a little groundwork!.

    • Small Projects can save money. You’ve just bought a new house, you may not have much money for anything big but you can always do easy, free and inexpensive things to save energy and money.

See our small energy saving projects and tips.

more efficient attic ventilation with a solar fan

  • Major Projects like new windows or a new roof can really transform a home to a truly energy saving house but these are major improvements that require a higher financial investment.If you decide to for the largest project of all then why not Build an Energy Efficient Home 
    Learn more here about home design and construction methods in building an energy efficient home.

 

Small, medium or large, all of these tips and improvements can make your house an Energy Efficient house that saves energy and money. Start with what’s best for you, your house and your budget and see how much you can save.

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