The great thing about going green at home is that it doesn't require you to make drastic changes to your lifestyle or residence. Thinking that living a green life will require sacrifice and a lot of money can be a deterrent for some people, even though that is not generally the case.
In fact, upgrading your home to an energy-efficient household can have many benefits, both for you and the environment. There are plenty of reasons for you to make the necessary enhancements to your home.
Here are a few advantages of going green:
- Help the planet: If you are concerned about your carbon footprint, energy-efficient renovations are a great way to help the planet. The less energy your home consumes and carbon dioxide it emits, the less of a negative impact it has on the environment.
- Increase your home's value: There are many potential home buyers these days who are interested in homes that are energy efficient and sustainable. If you make the necessary green upgrades to your home now, you can make that money back and more in the long run when it comes time to sell your home. Energy efficiency increases your home's value and asking price.
- Save money on your bills: Of course, the immediate effect will be seen on your monthly utility payments. When your home consumes less power, your electricity and heating bills drop too. Installing new, green-friendly HVAC equipment, such as a heating oil furnace, are well worth the investment. A heat pump replacement will save energy and money throughout the entire year.
SMO Energy offers free in-home consultations for assessing and upgrading your home's power needs, so be sure to reach our Client Care Center at 1-888-222-3720. Our services are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.