Archive | February, 2010

Solar Power Benefit-Save Thousands On Your Home

18 Feb

You have plans for your beautiful home and want it to be fabulous. You may plan to have your dream home built with all the bells and whistles of a luxurious castle. But with today’s prices you still want to be economically sound.

You find a builder that is great and talks to you about how your luxury home can be a highly performing home. He mentions things like build green and you begin to think your dream would not be as luxurious as you planned.

When we think of building green we think of giving up luxury for more upfront cost. You want to save money and help the environment , but at the risk of the beautiful home of your dreams?? Not necessarily so.

Solar power benefits to an Energy Efficient

  • Smart Investment– An energy efficient home increases value.
  • Great Performance- Better indoor air quality with protection from cold, moisture,mold,pollution,and noise.
  • Lower Ownership Cost-Years of living in an energy efficient home would save you thousands of dollars.
  • Confidence– Backed by government ENERGY STAR label which has to meet strict energy efficiency guidelines.

What Do I Need To Know About Green Home Building?

If you want an energy efficient home for you and the environment look at this efficiency video by EarthCraftHouse.com for a real education that will help you in your current and future home.

When you see the benefits of lower utility bills you will agree that this is a no brainer.After looking at the video I had more knowledge of how to save money in my current situation I haven’t thought about before.

As far as your builder goes be sure he is willing to learn and is familiar with the concept .

Doesn’t Building Green Cost More?

Building green doesn’t necessarily cost more if you chose a builder that has experience building effluent homes on a normal basis. However if your builder of choice does not practice green building it could cost much more. So do you research.

How Can I Be Sure My Home Is Built Efficient?

At least ask your builder to use a www.EnergyRater.org. An energy rating is a standard measurement of the home’s energy efficiency. The Energy Rater uses scientific test to find weaknesses and leaks in your homes structure.

Consult www.EnergyStar.gov if purchasing a home.This should also be the first step for the builder as well. Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating-delivering $200 to $400 in annual savings

We as a nation are losing billions of dollars of wasted energy. Let’s learn to keep some of it in our pockets.With every dream have a plan.The solar power benefits aren’t to shabby either!

http://www.WhatIsLivingGreenWithMrs.Weebly.com will educate you about to gradual process of changing the ways you live, clean, and dispose of waste.

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