Going Green, Home Tips

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Real Estate Agent with Heisler and Mattson 9556777

Going green can be beneficial for the environment as well as you monthly living expenses! With a few changes, your home can consume less energy and help your wallet. You don’t have to make major changes such as solar panels but you can start with energy efficient appliances or insulated building materials.

1. Heating and Cooling

Home automation can be a cheap way to get started. This means turning off the AC in the summer or not running the heat when you are out of your home during the winter. You can have your thermostat connect to your phone and set preferences when to lower or raise the temp of your home. A favorite thermostat is Nest which can be purchased for your home. The goal is not having to remember when to raise or lower the temp and have it automated.

2. Appliances

Older appliances are energy vultures! Newer smart models are much more energy efficient. Sure, they cost more upfront but will save you money long term! You could purchase a refrigerator, smart tv, laptop, or washer/dryer set and see your energy usage drop.

3. Solar and Power

Solar panels use natural energy from the sun. But, did you know, a home consumes most of its energy at night!

Final thoughts:
You could also make changes such to lower water consumption with faucet aerators and a low flow shower head. Just don’t go too low from your current output. Also look into energy efficient lighting with CFL or LED lights. These last a very long time!

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Steve Bracero is a Real Estate Agent in Worcester County, Massachusetts and Real Estate Investor. Blog Topics include: Investing in Real Estate, Helpful Tips on House Hunting and Selling Homes. Areas of service include: Ashland, Blackstone, Douglas, Franklin, Grafton, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Milford, Millbury, Northboro, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Sutton, Westboro, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge.

 

   
Steve Bracero
Real Estate Agent, Heisler & Mattson
774-232-2526 | steve.bracero@heislerandmattson.com | www.stevebracerorealestate.com | 182 Turnpike Rd #209, Westborough, MA 01581

 



Comments (8)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Steve Bracero,

Looks like you have some excellent tips to begin going green and making a difference for the environment.

Aug 11, 2017 06:49 PM
Steve Bracero

Hi Dorie Dillard , yes there are multiple beneifts! 

Aug 12, 2017 03:09 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Steve- there are so many new ways to save on energy and we can all do it. We may think we're saving money by hanging on to our old appliances but we're better off getting one that is more energy efficient.

Aug 11, 2017 08:11 PM
Steve Bracero

Hi Kathy Streib , yes! They are cheaper and sure you can find old appliances on craigslist... but they very inefficient

Aug 12, 2017 03:10 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

These are some great tips for going green.  It is good to see more and more people interested in going green.

Aug 12, 2017 09:44 AM
Steve Bracero

Hi Belinda Spillman , absolutely!

Aug 13, 2017 04:41 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

These are great tips, I am a big fan of going green and try to do it with everything that I do.

Aug 12, 2017 10:01 AM
Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

Awesome, Brian England !

Aug 13, 2017 04:41 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Steve, great post, and good tips in which to stay GREEN and save on our natural resources!   We are seeing many solar panels around Denver.

Aug 22, 2017 07:22 AM
Steve Bracero

Hi Joan Cox  yes it is great to go green! 

Aug 22, 2017 07:37 PM
Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

"GREEN" is my favorite color and I prefer GREEN homes to. Thank you for presenting this topic.

Aug 24, 2017 08:47 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Do not forget recycling/reusing/re-purpose ~ it is not just saving money but makes environment less polluted. 

Aug 28, 2017 08:23 PM