Smart Energy Choices Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Investing in home energy improvements can save you money month after month and make your home more comfortable in every season. It’s easy to get started with resources from Energize Connecticut.
Making energy improvements to your home through energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy can save you money, improve your comfort and increase the value of your home.
Each year the average New England homeowner spends almost $3,000 on energy.1 This relatively high expense is one of the reasons savvy homebuyers are now asking about energy costs. The National Association of Realtors' 2010 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that nearly 90 percent of buyers considered heating and cooling bills important, and more than 70 percent wanted high-efficiency appliances.2
This same survey found that for every dollar saved each year on energy bills, home buyers were willing to pay $10-25 more for a given home. If you reduced your energy costs by just 10 percent, saving $300 a year, your home value could increase by $3,000 to $7,500.
As a homeowner, you have many energy-saving options. Some energy efficiency upgrades are inexpensive – such as weatherstripping and caulking – and others can require a greater investment. Similarly, renewable energy systems can be installed using no money down lease options or purchased using state and federal incentives. We can help you make the best smart energy choices for your home with expert advice, rebates and financing.
How We Can Help
As a Connecticut homeowner, you can take advantage of a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs funded through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. You can benefit from rebates, attractive financing options and, on-the-spot improvements and advice through the Home Energy Solutions program.