Go Green and Save ✅
Do you want to go green but also don’t want to break the bank? Follow these five easy tips on how you can make your current or future house environmentally friendly while saving money on your electric bill.
When most people consider going green and becoming more energy efficient they think of solar panels. Homeowners who install solar panels can expect to see a drastic decrease in their electric bill each month and an increase of up to 20% in property value.
Your appliances have a big impact on your electric bill and the amount of energy used. Any appliance that has been placed on the market by Energy Star was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. A recent study showed that Energy Star products are 10% more energy efficient than non-Energy Star devices.
Replacing your standard windows with Hurricane Impact Windows can greatly decrease the amount of energy you use. Did you know that windows can account for up to 10-25% of your electric bill? Hurricane Impact Windows are energy efficient and prevent the outside heat from getting into your home.
A simple way to go green in your house is by replacing all of your standard light bulbs with compact florescent light or CFLs. The main benefit of a CFL is that they limit bright light with their low wattage. By implementing CFLs in your home, you will use 25-80% less energy than what an incandescent light bulb uses.
Have you ever thought about what you have your temperature set at when you're not home? Most of the time, Florida homeowners keep their AC at the same temperature all day, even when they are not at home. The best way to solve this issue is by investing in a programmable thermostat, where you can preset what the temperature will be throughout the day.
If you make achieving these five tips a goal in your current or future home, you will help save the environment, become more energy efficient, and also put more money back in your pocket.