Green home renovations conserve natural resources by using sustainable materials and making your home energy efficient and water conserving. They can also save you a lot of money. From lowered costs on utilities to income tax credits, sustainable renovations are better for the Earth and good for your bank account. Here are 3 sustainable home improvement every home should consider.
1.) Solar Panels: Thanks to advances in technology, the cost to install solar panels is more affordable than ever. Integrating solar panels will shave dollars off your electrical bill, cut down on fossil fuel consumption, and may give you a credit on your income taxes.
2.) Upgrade Windows: According to energy.gov, outdated windows in your home result in a loss of 25 to 30 percent of your home’s heating and cooling energy. The average cost of new windows is around $5,000. The upgrade will make your home more energy efficient, saving between $30 and $465 each year. Not only will you save money on utility costs, but you’ll lower your carbon footprint.
3.) Improved Insulation: A well-insulated home is not only efficient but can save hundreds of dollars a year on utility costs. Insulation can make a huge impact in making your home more energy efficient. Better insulation means less heat transfer and less energy being consumed in your home. The average cost of blown-in insulation is $1,380 and you’ll feel it keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in the winter without adjusting the thermostat.
Crystal Creek Builders builds each of its custom homes to provide comfort and energy savings. We assure peace of mind for our homeowners through added health, safety and increased environmental quality. Every new Crystal Creek home includes tons of HEALTH SMART ™ features such as highly energy efficient home design which includes extensive use of recycled natural materials when possible, hot water re-circulating pump, and low water-use toilets and faucets. We also use air-tightening construction methods with foam sealant at exterior wall penetrations and door frames. We also implement R-22 thermal spray insulation in exterior walls, R-38 monitored quality ceiling insulation, insulated interior bath and laundry room walls for sound control, and even insulated garage doors.
To learn more about making sustainable home improvements or if you’d like to learn more about Crystal Creek Builder’s carefully crafted HEALTH SMART ™ home features and benefits, please contact us today!
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