If you have already made the decision to proceed with a zero-energy green home or have your current home improved to create energy savings, congratulations! You have made a positive step to protect the environment and enjoy lower utility bills. What you might not have thought about is where to go from here, such as how you can best make those savings work for you.
One strategy is to use your savings to further improve your home. If you have an older home, there may be many upgrades you could do to increase its value and your enjoyment. Even a new home might benefit from features you compromised on during the build. In fact, it makes a great deal of sense to have a green home be your priority and then use the savings to do upgrades you couldn’t quite swing during the build. Since the insulation, HVAC system, and appliances are already the best they can be, now you can focus on adding an outdoor living space, upgrading the décor, or improving something else.
Another strategy is to use your green home energy savings to pay off your home mortgage quicker. You could save thousands of dollars in interest with this plan. Once your home is paid off, you’ll have even more available funds to take on projects, go on vacation, or do something else you enjoy.
The first step, of course, is getting going with your green home project. At AppleBlossom Energy, we have partnered with the Department of Energy to bring homes of the future to families of today. We understand and follow the guidelines for zero-energy-ready homes, and we are happy to utilize our expertise to get you the green home you envision. Reach out today to learn more.