If you’re like most people, you love the idea but not really a big fan of the cost. While most green home improvement projects end up saving you money in the long run, having to pay a premium up front puts off many homeowners who otherwise would love to go green. Even here in Toronto, which isn’t the first city that comes to mind when you think “Green” (especially after a trip down good old highway 401), you see lots more innovation happening in the home improvement space. Many home owners and businesses are seeking out LEED certified projects from qualified contractors.
Even if you’re not interested in going totally green in your home, there are lots of smaller projects around your home that can lead to big savings and a better environment. Did you know that a single high efficiency shower head can save you almost $300 a year, or a total of $6000 over a 20 year span? Or that a thermal floor heating system can save you about $400 a year, or $8000 over a 20 year span? All of those little savings can add up to the vacation of a lifetime when you retire!
If you want to see how you can go green and save alot of money over the long term, check out this infographic courtesy of 1bog.org. You can see how projects big and small around your home can add up to a nice savings over the long term and a better environment for us all. Now that’s a good deal.
This is a guest post by Lisa Sinopoli, a lifelong resident of Toronto and your friendly neighborhood Vaughan Real Estate Agent
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