If you're looking to make energy-efficient improvements to your home this summer, you're likely aware of the high-level benefits, including saving money, improving your comfort and helping the environment. There are so many ways to win and the more you know, the more you can benefit.
By buying and properly installing up-to-date, energy-efficient technologies, you'll have the potential to save 20 – 30% on your energy bills. In fact, outdated systems and energy wasters like inefficient appliances, poor insulation and incandescent light bulbs cost U.S. consumers approximately $300 billion per year.
Check out the following ways to beat the heat and cut your bills by going green:
If you decide to make green updates, you may be able to apply for tax credits for installing energy-efficient technologies and appliances in your home. Both government and private sources offer grants and subsidies for specific renovations. Each home is unique, and your eligibility may vary, so be sure to consult to a trusted advisor whether it's your family, friends, real estate agent, or lender.
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