North American Coalition for Maintaining Mother Earth

Posted by Alexa On October - 30 - 2014 0 Comment

Going green is the latest trend, and for good reason! Between benefiting you, your country and the world, there are plenty of advantages to making your home energy efficient. Individuals, companies and governments are all making the switch to a greener approach. Here are the top 3 reasons we’ve found for building or living in a green home.

1. Energy Efficiency Saves You Money

Purchasing energy efficient appliances can save you a lot of money in the long run. By decreasing your energy bill each money, you can save up to thousands of dollars when you switch to more green appliances. The initial spending for these gadgets could be higher than non-green appliances, but the savings will accrue and you will see a long-term decrease in energy bills. In addition to saving you money, a greener home will make you money when it comes time to sell your home. Home buyers are looking for green, energy efficient homes, making your home more valuable on the market.

2. Energy Efficiency Saves the Environment

This reason is fairly obvious, but important nonetheless, as it is the driving force behind the green movement! By building a green home, you are saving energy resources for future generations and reducing pollution, keeping our air fresh and clean. Keeping these resources such as oil, natural gas and coal on our planet for as long as possible has become increasingly important as the mining and use of these resources continues to grow. Cut back on your use and encourage others to do the same with energy efficient homes.

3. Energy Efficiency Enhances Your Quality of Life

Being green doesn’t have to be only about the environment. By building an environmentally friendly home, you can increase your own comfort as well! The temperature inside your home will be better regulated with insulation, keeping AC inside during the summer and the heat inside during the winter. Changing light bulbs can be a pain, but energy efficient light bulbs last so much longer, giving you peace of mind and plenty of light.

Going green can save you time, money, and the environment and can be a wonderful long term investment in your home.

About the Author: Laura is a guest contributor from Jay Miller General Contractors, a company centered on designing and building your dream home.


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