Your Guide To Creating A More Sustainable Home

Your Guide To Creating A More Sustainable Home

Your Guide To Creating A More Sustainable Home

Converting your current home to a more eco-friendly property may seem like just another trend in the world of home improvement.  However, going green can actually make a lot of sense (and cents!).  Not only will you save money on your energy bill, but you may also be eligible for energy efficient tax credits, and even increase the value of your home when it’s time to sell.  As one of the top title companies in the DC Metro area (as announced by the Washington Business Journal!), Champion Title has got your guide to the green upgrades you can make now, that will pay you back later.

Replace drafty windows.  Windows that don’t seal properly or allow cold/hot air in from the outside can increase your energy bill.  With an investment in efficiently sealed windows upfront, your ROI will more than pay for that initial expenditure through savings in your energy bill and resale value of the home.

Install energy-efficient appliances. Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers can significantly reduce energy consumption. Look for appliances with the ENERGY STAR label, which indicates that they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency. These appliances use less electricity or water without sacrificing performance, saving you money on utility bills while reducing your environmental impact.

Purchase a “smart” thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to control your home’s heating and cooling systems remotely, optimizing energy usage based on your schedule and preferences. By automatically adjusting temperatures when you’re away or asleep, smart thermostats help reduce energy waste and lower heating and cooling costs.

Use LED lighting. Switching to energy-efficient LED bulbs is a simple yet effective way to reduce electricity usage and greenhouse gas emissions. LED bulbs consume up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last much longer, saving you money on replacement costs. Bonus: LED bulbs produce less heat, further reducing the need for air conditioning during the summer months.

Replace your standard water fixtures with those that are water-saving. Install low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets to minimize water waste. Low-flow fixtures use less water without sacrificing water pressure or performance, helping you save on water bills while reducing strain on local water supplies.

Begin rainwater harvesting. Install a rainwater harvesting system to collect and store rainwater for irrigation, landscaping, or non-potable uses. By harvesting rainwater, you can reduce reliance on municipal water sources and lower your water bills while conserving freshwater resources.

By incorporating these eco-friendly home improvements into your living space, you can enjoy the benefits of reduced energy bills, a more sustainable lifestyle, and a potential resale value increase.  Ready to take advantage of that bump in property value?  Give us a call at Champion Title!  We’ll make sure you #CloseLikeAChamp with a stress-free settlement process.  For more information please call us at (703) 444-4100 or visit our website at