The right home improvement products, techniques, and services:
Contractors, home improvement stores, and specialty shops in your area may not yet have a complete familiarity with the ‘green’ opportunities, products, system integration, and overall savings potential. So, you may get some resistance, since people in general are typically more comfortable recommending something that they are already familiar with rather than something new. To help break the inertia, use the information across this website like our Return on Investment Master ROI Table. Also feel free to post a question in our forum on the message board about a particular need for your home relative to your area. Our team has spent multiple years aggregating research from public and private sector performance reports and from manufacturers and homeowners across the country in order to provide you with the perspective you may need to see the initial payback and long term advantages. Environmental enthusiasts and leading institutions like the American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Realtors, see the value and link into our resources to support their members.
The Green Home:
For your overall home improvement, you can save money, improve your family’s health, and save the planet. Find out for free how much it will cost to do different types of home improvement in your home from a qualified and member approved contractor in your area. Get a FREE Quote . Plus, regardless of the size and scope of your home improvement project, save money and keep your home clean with the top rated chemical free and concentrated Green Home Cleaning Products .
Make sure to consider the latest Home Improvement products and services. If you are doing the work yourself or planning on working with a home improvement contractor use this checklist below as a guide to review and ask questions about the preferred products, details, and installation techniques related to:
- Grid-Connected Electric Systems: Electric Metering and Rates, Electrical Equipment for Grid-Connected Systems, Instrumentation for Dual Meter Systems, and Safety for Grid-Connections.
- Meters and Electricity Loads: Electric Meter Reading, and Electricity Loads Analysis.
- Solar Panels: Calculating Energy Output, Photovoltaic Panel Options, and Solar Panel Mounting.
- Solar Roof Shingles: Energy Generating Shingles and Tile Options and Solar Roof Angle Design.
- Solar Tracking Systems: Locating Solar Tracking Systems and Maximizing Solar Energy Output.
- Stand Alone Electric Systems: Safety for Stand Alone Power, Stand Alone Meters, Stand-Alone Power Equipment, Locating Solar Tracking Systems, and Maximizing Solar Energy Output
Tips on Solar Energy for your Home: The sun delivers to the surface of the earth the potential each day to generate more power than all of the fossil fuels combined. Catch it! Out of all of the renewable energy alternatives available today, solar power is still the most feasible for the majority of households in America. With federal, state, and local government incentives, the lowering cost of solar panels and improved efficiency, going solar is cheaper than ever. In addition to the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels, there is also a whole new generation of solar shingles, roof tiles and tracking systems that follow the sun to increase efficiency. One of the great advantage of the ‘net metering’ system is that you can now sell the electricity that your create directly to your local power company, and then buy it back as you need it. You put one meter in for the outbound and another for the inbound, and this system reduces the costly need to have batteries that in the past extended the payback and Return on Investment beyond a reasonable level. Energy Independence is now more achievable than you ever imagined.
Connect with a Solar Installer in your area to learn more and get a free quote.
Home Improvement Basics:
When it comes to home improvement basics, look for interior home improvements like creating a clean, safe, and healthy home through sustainable ‘green’ furniture, home décor, zero VOC and Interior Paint, plus ENERGY STAR Appliances and Electronics. For energy and utility savings you can focus on insulation and air sealing, windows, doors, lighting and skylights, water saving plumbing opportunities, and high efficiency heating and air conditioning systems. On the outside of your house, look for exterior home improvement opportunities through landscape design and gardening plus solar energy, wind and other power sources. If you are undertaking a major home renovation, an additions, or building a new home, then take the lead to ‘go green’ in as many ways as possible to save money and the environment.