Over the past few years, you may have heard the phrase "green home" being used more and more. But this isn't in reference to nature's most well-known color. A green home is one that's designed to be sustainable and environmental friendly. These home tend to have features that focus on saving water, energy and building materials in the most efficient manner possible.
But on the consumer side, it can be difficult to determine the real benefits of investing in a green home whether it's custom built or a renovation of an existing home. Well, we're here to tell you that there are plenty of ways to reap the benefits of an eco-friendly home.
- Better home market value: Green homes with sustainable features are able to retain market value as opposed to traditional homes. This is because the maintenance of green homes will cost less over the life of the home.
- Tax benefits: Plenty of tax incentives are offered to homeowners for green features incorporated into their homes. Simple upgrades like appliances, windows, doors and fixtures for the kitchen or bathroom can earn a considerable payback.
- Healthy living: Believe it or not, green homes do offer health benefits. Natural products used will emit little or no chemicals, and better insulation will help to keep the home warm on those cold Connecticut nights. Other features that can lend themselves to healthier living at home include low-VOC paints, floor coverings made with natural fibers, and wood products that do not contain formaldehyde.
- Green HVAC System: HVAC system is more than a few pieces of mechanical equipment. It's a system designed as part of the house. An HVAC system works best when it takes local climates and building designs into account. In a green home, heating and cooling equipment can be smaller, less costly and less complicated.
If you want to enjoy the above benefits of green home building or you want to renovate your home with green building features in the Fairfield County area, call Country Club Homes at 203-762-0550 or visit us online.