Dec 18, 2012
Consumer consciences have inflated enormously in recent years, with 80 percent of home owners consciously shrinking their carbon footprints. The public is still reeling after the recent recession, but that isn’t dampening its appetite for sparkling new decor. Contemporary property owners are unwilling to make sacrifices: interior decorating and home comfort needs are at their peak even as budgets are harshly whittled down. To win the best of all worlds, tactical approaches to home improvement are solving cash-shy budget problems. Government incentives are only making these strategies simpler. When stainless steel appliances need to be upgraded to trendy white ice, and a temperature perfect household demands a spanking new heating system, good planning helps address budgeting issues. All it takes is a little tactical thinking.
Rewards for Going Green
Property investors make great claims about their reasons for choosing Energy Star items, but saving money is at the forefront of most motives. There can be rewards for going green, sometimes from the local, state, or federal government. In return for your eco-friendly commitment, you receive featherweight utility bills. An energy efficient refrigerator can chop 40 percent off your monthly expenses, whilst Energy Star ranked dishwashers deliver you the same power savings together with half the water consumption. Various appliances comes with different rebates. Buying a pellet stove or other highly efficient heating appliance from American Energy Systems not only saves you in heat efficiency, but can land you various amounts in reimbursements (or low interest home loans) depending on programs available in your area. Check with your local city or county, and watch local publications such as this one that announced special savings for people in Maryland on pellet stoves.
Today’s homemakers are turning to investment as a way of indirectly saving money, and in so doing, are giving their cash more potency. Kitchen upgrades can yield upwards of 85% profit. Temperature perfect homes win higher resale value. Just look at all the property listings that showcase pellet stoves or fireplaces as a selling point! When upgrading appliances, differentiating between cost and value gives you an estimate of your less immediate financial gains, which let you stretch your budget further. Instant gratification is not a worthy goal in tactical monetary management strategy.
Old fashioned frugality is not a tool to be sniffed at. Scrooge would have bought the water heater with the scratch, and he’d have made an excellent financial point while doing so. The half price shipping we offer on purchases is a result of our reaching out to home owners and helping offset some costs. We want to help you fit a pellet stove, fireplace or furnace into your budget when you’ve determined it’s what you want to do.