Posts Tagged ‘Green Home’

Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit.

Click below to find an overview of the federal tax credits for energy efficiency.

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index

Properly installed energy efficient improvements deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise. An energy-efficient home helps ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability.

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10 Green Updates add value to your home

More contemporary home buyers are looking for sustainable green features.

Why Green?

“Green” is not limited to renewable resources. It also refers to energy conserving features that limit the impact on the environment. Energy conserving features save money by decreasing utility costs, and that is music to homebuyers’ ears! The following are some relatively easy to implement green ideas that are likely to increase the green in a home sale. Here’s wishing you safe green cleaning.

10 Green Ideas that Pay Off!

 http://www.homestagingchannel.com/10-green-updates-i-71.php

LED Light Bulb vs CFL Light Bulb

According to Eartheasy.com, LED light bulbs will eventually be what we use to replace incandescent bulbs.

“CFLs are a temporary solution to energy-efficient lighting. The reason LEDs have not yet displaced CFLs from the market are twofold: the first generation LED bulbs had a narrow and focused light beam, and the cost of the LED bulbs was too high.

Recent developments in LED technology, however, have been addressing these issues. LEDs have been ‘clustered’ to provide more light, and mounted within diffuser lenses which spread the light across a wider area. And advancements in manufacturing technology have driven the prices down to a level where LED bulbs are more cost-effective than CFLs or incandescent bulbs.

This trend is continuing, with LED bulbs being designed for more applications while the prices are going down over time.”

http://www.eartheasy.com/live_led_bulbs_comparison.html