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Saving Green by Going Green with Your Home Improvements

Going green with your home can not only be better for the environment, but can save you some green as well!

Going green with your home can not only be better for the environment, but can save you some green as well!

 

Now that the summer is here, it is time to tackle that pesky home improvement list! With most home improvements these days, a lot of folks are choosing to go green when replacing or redoing parts of their home.  While “going green” can be more efficient, be better for the environment, and even pay itself off in the long run, often times these higher efficient appliances can be more expensive.

If you’re wanting to “go green” with your home improvements this summer, Manufacturers Bank & Trust has some tips on how you can get started:

Consider a Professional Opinion.  You know you want to be more energy efficient, but what product is the best option to invest in?  There are many builders or energy focused businesses that are willing to inspect your home and give ideas on “green” specific appliances or updates that would benefit you most.

List Your Home Improvements in Order of Importance.  Whether you decide to have your order of importance based on cost or by functionality, this will help you prepare a budget or make sure you get done what needs to be done.

Be Patient for the “Payback Period”. Once you have completed your energy efficient renovations, it may take a while for you to see the cost savings of your energy efficient appliances or updates.  Don’t worry; some of the best improvements take years to see the best bang for your buck.

Making home improvements that are “green” is a very responsible and smart way to update your home.  Manufacturers Bank & Trust wants to help you get those improvements done and a home equity loan may be just what you need.

Contact us today to learn more about home equity and how we can help you achieve a “greener” home!

 

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