Want to Sell Fast? Green Your Home
Linda Lee, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, is the author of this guest post.
Home energy costs can skyrocket during San Diego’s lengthy summer and an 80 degree Thanksgiving is not unheard of. As a result, many local home buyers are looking for energy efficient or “green” homes.
Will “greening” your home add value to it? Contact the appraisers at www.scappraisals.com they are the green property specialist in Southern California.
Here are some simple steps you can take to make your home green:
In San Diego, making your home green can have a lot to do with conserving water. Believe it or not, putting an aerator on all the faucets in your home can cut your annual water usage in half. This simple attachment is easy to install and minimally affects the faucets performance.
Installing a programmable thermostat is beneficial, too. The numbers don’t lie — 50 percent of a home’s energy costs typically come from heating and cooling. Each degree over 78 that you set your thermostat during the summer months will save you between 3 percent and 5 percent on your energy bill. A programmable thermostat allows you to closely manage your home’s temperature. While you’re at it, consider buying a new air conditioning unit. Today’s units are as much as 25 percent more efficient than those installed 20 years ago.
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