Going green is a great way to shrink your carbon footprint and cut down on monthly energy bills. It’s typical for a household to consume a large amount of energy to keep their home in working order, but RealtyTimes.com has some advice on how to cut down on spending and improve your home value – the green way.
A great way to cut down on your utility bills, especially during the cold weather is to upgrade your insulation. Having energy-efficient insulation can help keep warm air in a cold air out, says the source. If you have an older home a good place to make this change is in the attic since hot air rises.
Meanwhile, checking for crack around doors and windows is another great way to save energy. If you find any voids in these spaces use caulk or using weatherstripping the plug up the gaps.
Additionally, upgrading your light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps is recommended by the RealtyTimes. These new bulbs may be a bit more expensive, but in the long run they’ll save you a ton of cash.
The source also advises upgrading your appliances with ones that are a more energy-efficient. Switching to a green washer or dryer will save you cash and help the environment.
Qualifying for a mortgage is just a small part of being a homeowner. Freedom Mortgage can help you take care of your investment – improving your home value through cost-effective fixes or qualifying you for a home improvement loan to help with more significant additions.
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