Going Green Housing Trends

Going green is one of the hottest trends right now. Energy efficient home building is on the rise and is projected to take up as much as 38% of the market. Homeowners and contractors are spending as much as $114 billion on green home technologies on everything from energy-efficient windows to foam insulation to on-site renewable energy generation. With green homes growing in popularity here are some ways to go green to add extra value to your home.

going green housing trend solar panels

Solar power is created when large beams of sunlight are focused into a smaller beam using lenses or mirrors.

Programmable Thermostats

For optimal climate control that allows you to save energy and money on utility bills, it’s no wonder more people are choosing to add these to their homes. Not only do you save on your energy bill but it offers the convenience of room to room comfort. And they don’t have to be bulky or cumbersome, check out Nest’s programmable thermostat.

Low-Flow Fixtures

Changing your toilets, showerheads, and faucets to low-flow fixtures is a great way to conserve and protect your community’s vital water supplies. Low-flow fixtures use less water per minute than outdated and older models. It is a low-cost and easy way to go green.  

Energy Star Appliances

There really is no con when it comes to buying an Energy Star appliance. They help reduce energy costs, are more environmentally friendly, and are a huge bonus to potential home buyers. With Energy Star appliances you can expect to save almost 30% on electric bills.

Tankless Water Heater

Usually operating on natural gas or propane, installing a tankless water heater reduces the cost of keeping 40 to 50 gallons of hot water in the storage tank. Not only will you save money, but they have a longer life expectancy of as much as 20 years. The units are also compact and can be fixed almost anywhere in the house.

Solar Panels

Many homeowners these days have chosen to add solar panels to their roof. With taking advantage of solar purchase power agreements and solar leasing have made it possible for homeowners to add solar power for little or no money down.

If you are currently looking into going green and an energy efficient home, JJ Fegan can help find exactly what you are looking for. Contact us today to learn more.



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