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As more homeowners choose to “go green,” the value of reduced energy costs has come to the forefront.
With home design trending toward efficiency, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners choose to explore ways to decrease their energy consumption and lower their utility bills, all while shrinking their carbon footprint. Options like renewable solar photovoltaic power and home energy storage systems can make a big difference.
From healthier interiors to higher resale values, read on to learn how you can benefit from reducing your energy costs.
A Healthier Home
Energy efficient homes help save money by controlling energy leaks. That means superior ventilation, snugly sealed windows and joints, effective filtration systems and moisture control… which combine to create a healthy interior. Better airflow and filtration lead to lowered humidity levels, less allergens, fewer pollutants and less chance of airborne disease.
Higher Resale Value
Energy-efficient homes tend have a higher resale value. Why? Because they cost less to operate and tend to require less maintenance. Buildings that take advantage of natural light and boast improved air quality are more attractive to potential buyers.
Plus, homes powered by renewable energy and enhanced with home energy storage systems offer improved resilience and cost savings, both desirable selling points.
Lower Energy Bills
Last — but definitely not least — homes that utilize renewable energy and energy storage save money. When a home generates more energy than it consumes, that energy can be stored in “smart” batteries for later use. That means power at night, power on cloudy days, and even power when the grid is knocked out due to a storm or over-demand.
Reducing your energy costs isn’t just good for your wallet. It also benefits your health and the planet.