There are so many benefits associated to living in a green home, Not only does it promote a positive environmental impact, it may also provide tax benefits.
Here are 5 other areas where buying a green home makes all the difference.
Lower energy bills. Green means better insulation, tight ductwork, sealed doors and windows, efficient heating and cooling, efficient lighting and appliances. All of those together pay us back over time with lower electric and gas bills.
Lower water bills. Green means low flow faucets and showerheads, dual flush toilets, efficient irrigation systems, and managing the storm water on site — all of which lead to lower water bills.
Healthy indoor air quality. Green means paints, adhesives, sealants and finishes are low VOC so they don't stink and cause respiratory illness. It means fresh air is brought into the house, air filters are working, so we breathe clean air. It also means mold prevention, non-toxic pest control and non-toxic household cleaners. All of these lead to better indoor air quality and a healthier home — which also saves money.
More durable. Green means quality building that lasts longer than a comparable product. Over time, we save money in maintenance and replacement costs.
Increased the value of the home. Studies have shown that a building's value increases by 3-5 percent when it is green. This can make a big difference in today's market.
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