Why Homeowners Should Invest in Energy Efficiency
You have probably heard that going green with your home will help you save money. Although lowering your electric and gas bills is the biggest benefit of increasing your home’s energy efficiency, it’s not the only reason.
There are several other benefits, including:
Potentially raise your home’s resale value. A home’s energy efficiency is a major selling point to prospective home buyers in today’s real estate market. If home buyers perceive the value of your home to be greater because of its energy efficiency, you may be able to sell your home at a higher price.
Increase your home’s comfort. Things you do to your home to be more energy efficient also will make it more comfortable. This includes caulking, insulation, and blocking airflow with weather stripping.
Help the environment. Increasing your home energy’s efficiency will reduce your carbon footprint.
For more information about increasing the energy efficiency of your home, visit the U.S. Department of Energy online.