Who of us hasn’t been forced, by circumstances, to ransack our sofa cushions for spare change as the month continued to chug on long past our available money supply? It’s a natural phenomenon in these tight economic times. That being the case therefore, it makes sense to stretch the dollars that you do have rather than treating your couch like an ATM machine.
Towards that end it raises the question of what would you do if you had an extra $35,000 to spend over the lifetime of your home? Beyond the obvious thought of buying a bigger couch, installing energy efficient measures throughout your home can result in saving in the five-figure neighborhood that provides a host of options of where you might spend that money.
Real Energy Savings Translates into Real Buying Power
It’s easy to lose track of what $35,000 can buy you when you rarely have that kind of cash burning a whole in your pocket. To put things in perspective therefore, it is instructive to visualize exactly what that kind of money can purchase in the real world. Imagine some of things that that kind of money will but out in the real world like:
• Groceries for a Family of Four for 4.5 Years
• 70,000 Pounds of Bananas
• Nearly 10,000 Gallons of Gasoline
• 27,000 Fuji Apples
• 875 Oil Changes
As you can see, from paying for the important things you need to make your life easier to simply satiating that absurd desire to see what 70,000 pounds of bananas looks like on your back porch, saving money through the efficient use of energy in your home results in real buying power regardless of whatever might be the motivation.
The Power of Energy Star® Appliances
The technology that has evolved to make homes more energy efficient has developed leaps and bounds beyond throwing some caulk around the windowsills at the first sign of autumn in the air. Energy Star® appliances and technology has revolutionized the ways in which environmentally conscious people can reduce their carbon footprint while saving serious coin when it comes to paying their power bills.
Energy efficient lighting and appliances reduce monthly energy output, which when coupled with state-of-the-art thermal enclosure systems like superior insulation, air sealing, and high-quality windows enhances your comfort levels while lowering your maintenance costs and utility bills on your home. Furthermore, you get all this combined with the superior performance and durability of modern, highly engineered technology.
Energy Efficiency from the Ground Up
While revamping and renovating your existing home with the latest in energy saving technology will result in substantial savings in your power and utility bills over the lifetime of your home, but buying an energy efficient home means that you will be saving money from your first day of living here in the Beehive State. Utah’s hot summers and cold winters provides the perfect environment to maximize savings throughout every billing cycle the power company might send during the year.