You’ve chosen the perfect paint color and the right furniture for the space. Your home’s layout is exactly as you imagined it and you’re working on fine tuning all of the details that go into building a new home. An important decision that you will need to make is what type of appliances you will include in your home. Whether you’re building a new home or you’re simply looking to upgrade your existing appliances, one thing is for sure…energy efficiency reigns. When it comes to getting a return on your investment, perhaps nothing provides that more clearly than choosing energy efficient appliances for your home. Not sure where to start? Here’s our ultimate guide to energy efficient appliances for every aspect of your home.
Energy Efficient Kitchen Appliances
Perhaps the most used room in the home, the kitchen houses more appliances and more chances for energy efficiency than any other room. Think about all of the appliances in the kitchen. Now imagine how much money you could save if you opted for energy efficient appliances as opposed to standard appliances. Not only have there been impressive advancements in the world of energy efficient technology, many more appliances are being offered in energy efficient options. These include:
As one of the biggest consumers of energy in the kitchen, the refrigerator is one of the first appliances that many homeowners choose to upgrade when it comes to creating an energy efficient home. As you see how much you can save with even one energy efficient appliance, chances are, you’ll want to choose energy efficient appliances throughout the entire home.
Other Energy Efficient Appliances
When we think of energy efficient appliances, we most always gravitate toward the kitchen; however, the whole home can benefit from installing energy efficient appliances. Laundry rooms, especially, can benefit from energy efficient washers and dryers, and there’s a host of other options available throughout the home as well, including:
Energy savings doesn’t stop at the kitchen. Many homeowners choose to outfit their entire home with these appliances to reap the benefits of energy efficiency.
The Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Although energy efficient appliances tend to cost slightly more than standard appliances initially, you’ll end up saving more in the long-run. Not only will you decrease your energy bills, energy efficient appliance are long-lasting and durable. Instead of having to replace them every few years, many varieties of energy efficient appliances last 10-20 years longer than traditional appliances. You may also get to take advantage of certain tax breaks when you have energy efficient appliances, so be sure to speak with a financial professional and mention your energy efficient household.
When it comes to thinking about upgrading your current appliances or choosing appliances for your new home, you may want to seriously consider energy efficient appliances. Not only will you save money, you’ll also help the environment in the process. Choose what works for your home and your budget, and remember all of the benefits that come with energy efficient appliances.
The team at GH Builders is excited to help you build the right home for you and your budget. Call (239) 451-6157 or visit www.ghbuildersnaples.com to learn more about us.