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What to Know if You’re Building a Green Home

Green Home

Building a green home is a sign that you care about the environment but you must be mindful of a few things.

For a home to be considered a “green home”, it must be perfectly sustainable and be built using nontoxic materials. If going green is your desire, this can easily be started off by installing solar panels to your home. You will be fully embracing the green lifestyle by powering your home using renewable energy, thus reducing your overall carbon footprint. Going green is a decision you will not regret, and if you need a few more reasons why you should make your home green, here they are.

Saves money

Green homes are especially beneficial to home owners because they will instantly begin to save you money after solar panels are installed. Solar panels and other home remodeling decisions that involve going green will result in lower monthly bills, and during tax season, you will be given a federal investment tax credit of up to 30%.

Saves energy

Most people who decide to invest in a green home, are doing it partly to reduce their carbon footprint. Your carbon footprint could be high due to various reasons, including some of your home appliances like your furnace contributing to CO2 emissions. Powering your home with solar panels will instantly start reducing your carbon footprint, making going green worth it just for that.

Water efficient

Most power generating devices use water in some capacity to create energy. Power usage is the cause of 15% of global water withdrawals every year, so by going green with solar panels, you will be powering your home with solar power instead of water, saving water in the long run. By building a green home, you are helping the world by conserving water and reducing water withdrawals, which will go a long way in helping the environment.

Easier to sell in the future

Another financial standpoint to take into account when considering building a green home, is how much it will help when you choose to sell your home in the future. Having solar panels installed in your home makes a compelling point for potential buyers, as it will mean they will be going green if they buy your home. Although before selling your home, make sure you hire a realtor that knows and understands how to sell a green home equipped with devices such as solar panels, as many realtors do not know how to properly sell green homes to potential buyers.

Contact Solar Home & Roof Today!

If you have any solar needs, contact Solar Home & Roof USA, LLC. at 410-266-7891 or by email at patrick@solarhomeandroofusa.com. Our solar powered products will help make your life easy, environmentally safe, and cost efficient! We’re located at 3200 Escapade Circle, Riva, Maryland 21140. Contact us today!

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