Solar Panels

Solar panels are not the cheapest to install, otherwise everyone would have them. But with federal tax credits, state tax credits, and other local rebates, you’ll save already on the installment process.

The Federal Investment Tax Credit is the biggie. At 30%, this affects every state equally and allows you to use a third of the cost of your solar systems to reduce Federal income tax.

After Solar Panel installation, the prices on the energy bills go down giving you great savings over the time. Financial aid is always available if the homeowner qualifies

Artificial turf

Having turf at home not only it makes your home more green innovated, but it also helps you save water without sacrificing the health of your lawn. Your yard will maintain its beauty throughout the year. Turf doesn’t require fertilizer, pesticides, water, or gas-powered tools to thrive. You can cut back on the time required to maintain your lawn. And lastly you can save money on resources needed to maintain your lawn.

Energy efficient windows

Tank-less water heater

Tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough water. However, a tankless water heater’s output limits the flow rate. Typically, tankless water heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2-5 gallons (7.6-15.2 liters) per minute.

Cool Roof

A cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat then a standard roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles. Nearly any type of building it can benefit from cool roof, but consider the climate and other factors before deciding to install one.

Benefits of adding cool roofs to your home:

  • Reducing energy bills by decreasing air conditioning needs.
  • Improving indoor comfort for spaces that are not air conditioned, such as garages or covered patios.
  • Decreasing roof temperature, which may extend roof service life.

How it also benefits the environment and the community:

  • Reduce local air temperatures (sometimes referred to as the urban heat island effect)
  • Lower peak electricity demand, which can help prevent power outages
  • Reduce power plant emissions, including carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, and mercury, by reducing cooling energy use in buildings.

If your home has very old and/or inefficient windows, it might be cost-effective to replace then than to try to improve their energy efficiency. New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs.

When properly selected and installed, energy efficient windows can help minimize your heating, cooling, and lighting costs. Improving window performance in your home involves design, selection, and installation.

Dec 28, 2017 By admin