5 Moneysaving Tips to Live Greener
In a recent interview, an Ivory Homes buyer said, “I only want the green I can afford.” What they didn’t know is that a new Ivory Homes is among the best energy-efficient homes on the market. These new homes can help a homeowners save up to $1,200 on utility bills, but there is a number of ways for you to go green and put more green in your pocket. Check out these five tips on how to save money by living greener.
Shoot Some Glare at Your Windows
Everyone loves some good sunglasses. Your home is no different. Be sure to choose windows with a decent UV rating. UV ratings measure how well a product prevents heat from escaping a home and they usually fall between a scale of 0.15 and 1.20. The lower the UV rating, the better a product is at keeping heat inside the building, especially during the winter months. For example, Ivory Homes windows exceed code with a .28 UV rating.
Turn Down the Thermostat
One of the best ways to save money on your heating and cooling systems is to install a smart home system that allows you to adjust temperatures from your mobile device. While it might seem small, raising your thermostat by two degrees can make a big difference for Utah’s air. For more information about Ivory Homes’ new Smart Home package, visit www.ivoryhomes.com/smarthome.
Beef Up Your Insulation
To help save money on your monthly utility bill, double check on what insulation is being used in your home. When it comes to insulation, code requires a minimum of R20 insulation. Instead of just meeting the minimum, Ivory Homes provides 2x6 framing and a R23 insulation standard.
Buy an Ivory Green Home
To help improve the air quality of the state we all love, try making an effort to reduce CO2 emissions by cutting mileage off your daily commute or finding ways to save energy at home. Ivory Homes has dedicated themselves to the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) program by RESNET ; the average Ivory Homes HERS score is 60. This low rating could save Ivory homeowners up to $1,200 in utility expenses per year. Get green, Ivory Green.
Plant a Tree
We all love to throw some shade. To help sustain Utah’s beautiful environment and maintain the neighborhood, you live in, be open to opportunities to plant more trees. This includes participating in Ivory Homes’ effort to plant 30,000 trees across the state of Utah.
Ivory Homes is committed to making a positive impact in the lives and communities that call their homes, home. Over the past two years, both Utah Business and Envision Utah have honored Ivory Homes for their efforts to help homeowners save money and improve our of environment. To learn more about how Ivory Homes gives back to the community with its 30,000 Tree Initiative or green initiatives, visit ivorygreen.com.