Green Remodeling Decreases Utility Bills

Going green in your home is not only great for the environment, but it also saves you money. In fact, green remodeling can make such a major difference in your monthly bills, that it almost pays for itself immediately! The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers is focusing on how much money you can actually save by making a few simple changes this month. With rising energy costs, quick fixes like replacing your faucets or installing more energy efficient windows can save you money on your utility bills. In fact, green remodeling your windows can make your home more than three times energy efficient! If you want to take a bigger step towards having a green home, replace your appliances with ENERGY STAR appliances. By replacing your old appliances, you can use 10-50 percent less energy and save over 11,000 gallons of water a year.  A new programmable thermostat can automatically turn off your heating and cooling equipment to match your schedule and make your home more comfortable without wasting excess energy (and money). These units typically cost between $40 and $100 but can cut your bill by 15%. Remodelers today are becoming more knowledgeable about new green options and can help you take the steps to improve your home and decrease your bill.

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