Why Going Green in Your Home is Good for the Environment and Your Pocket Book

We are living in the era of the Green Revolution. More and more people are catching onto the environmental and economic benefits of engaging in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle. For many people, the home is the center of this revolution. Its where we spend most of our time. And our homes are also what cost most of us the most money to maintain every month and year. It really is possible to help protect the environment while saving money and being modern. The home is a great place to invest in going green, and you'd be surprised how much money you can save overall. Here's a few good reasons why you should go green in your home.

Save Money

Besides the obvious fact that going green is better for the environment, the most important benefit of going green in your home is that you will save money in the long run. Green homes save money and provide long term savings. The materials that are used to build green homes are sustainable and durable, resulting in less maintenance and replacement costs. Think of a metal roof compared to shingles. Green homes also utilize less energy and water, resulting in lower utility bills. The value of green homes is also higher, as buyers are attracted to lower maintenance and utility expenses.

Tax and Rebate Incentives

Some states and businesses offer incentives for going green, such as tax breaks or rebates. Certain areas of California were offered rebates to take out their lawns in exchange for a more drought tolerant native landscape. Solar panels are becoming popular, and some companies might offer incentives and rebates for going solar. Spend some time to research your area to learn of any possible incentives for going green.

Better Health

An often-underrated benefit of living in a green home is feeling healthier. The materials used in green construction are not only made from sustainable materials, but are also non-toxic. Cleaner air in your home is going to help you breathe easier and feel better.

There are so many great reasons to invest in a green home. Save money, and help protect the environment with a few simple choices. The long-term evidence of green home living shows nothing but positive results. San Diego Home Builders are ready to help you get started with the green home of your dreams. For more information or a quote, call (858) 793-4190, or fill out our contact form. We look forward to speaking with you.