Go green with your home.
A programmable thermostat adjusts the temperature in your house based on your settings to keep it comfortable when you’re home and save energy when you’re not. Smart thermostats are enhanced versions that can learn your habits and be controlled remotely from an app.
Adding native plants and trees to your landscaping is a smart move since native landscaping is low maintenance, meaning you’ll use less water for irrigation.
Energy-efficient appliances can go a long way toward improving the sustainability of your home. High-efficiency washers can prevent hundreds of gallons of water waste every year and upgrading to better a refrigerator could cut your energy usage in half.
Installing energy-efficient windows will help with energy loss and keep your home at a more comfortable temperature year-round.
Installing a new HVAC system that uses less energy will both decrease your utility bill and increase the value of your home.
As solar technology becomes more mainstream you may find that panels are cheaper than you think. It’s also worth investigating whether there are any tax credits available for installing solar panels on your home.