All Things Real Estate: Make your home greener and add value – Business
There has been so much conversation and news about companies that have set their future target dates to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce and combat climate change around the globe. There are deniers of these scientific facts about climate change, but I believe the majority know that this has happened over many years. Ideas to minimize and reduce global warming have been put forward, and many companies have updated and launched their plans to address the problem. The time in the next decade will tell whether the desired results will be achieved whether they are really committed and not just blow hot air over the political and political issue. During the shutdown of the Covid-19 pandemic, the air became cleaner with fewer cars on the streets, especially in cities, as companies stopped producing harmful pollutants on October 14, 2020, as noted in an article in Science Daily. The link is: https: // www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201014171326.htm.
It was also a hypothetical situation to continue to have cleaner air. Solar and wind farms on land and water have also been set up around the world to generate electricity, reducing the demand for our normal methods of generating our energy using gas, coal and nuclear power.
There are homeowners who have embarked on the carbon footprint reduction plan for the past decade by trying to do their part by installing various devices to become more self-sufficient and self-sufficient in terms of energy and save money at the same time. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems account for 40% of all carbon failures in a home. So by choosing more energy efficient HVAC systems, you can significantly increase your energy savings and add value to your home. Solar panels have also been one of the most important elements homeowners have added to their homes and businesses to reduce and eliminate reliance on their outside utility while saving money at the same time. Manufacturers have been making Energy Star rated devices that help the public save energy for many years. If you have old equipment I would recommend replacing old ones with new, more efficient designs. Everyone who renovates their kitchens and bathrooms installs the more energy efficient types. When renovating your bathroom, make sure you install more efficient toilets, shower heads and faucets with less water and conserve our precious resources. Installing new windows with argon gas is another way to keep your home warmer during the winter months. Central
Air systems are now being replaced with more efficient split units installed in the wall so that you don’t have to cool your entire house, just the rooms you are in and, as a bonus, also provide a backup to the normal heating system. More energy-efficient and long-lasting LED lighting replaces the old-fashioned lightbulbs and again saves electricity and reduces the CO2 footprint. More and more homeowners are realizing the benefits of being climate conscious and realizing the need to reduce their carbon footprint while saving money at the same time. With the state tax credits for various plants. In 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, an individual may request credit for (1) 10% of the cost of qualified energy efficiency improvements and (2) the amount of residential energy property expenses that the taxpayer incurs during the tax year (subject to the total credit limit of 500 USD). Here is the link to the IRS website to explain these deductions further: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/energy-incentives-for-individuals-residential-property-updated-questions-and-answers#:~ : text = In% 202018% 2C% 202019% 2C% 202020% 2C, total% 20credit% 20limit% 20of% 20% 24500).
So if we all do our part and minimize our carbon footprint, we will all minimize our impact and hopefully save our globe from climate change while adding great value to our homes and potentially increasing your selling price on sale.
Philip A. Raices is the turnkey property owner / agent located at 3 Grace Ave Suite 180 in Great Neck. He has 39 years of experience in the real estate industry and has been recognized as a Realtor Institute (GRI) graduate and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). For a “FREE” 15-minute consultation, a value analysis of your house or to answer your questions or concerns, you can reach him by mobile phone: (516) 647-4289 or by email: [email protected] Simply by email or Snail mail (regular mail) him with your ideas or suggestions for future columns with your name, email address and mobile number and he will call you or email you back.
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