Are Green Smart-Home Features Worth It?

 

Not only can going green save on monthly energy costs, it can ultimately help a home stand out when the time comes to sell.

With a variety of products available on the market, it can be difficult to know which features are worth the investment before listing a home for sale or after buying a home.


Smart home technology can have a big impact on a homeowner’s carbon footprint, but it probably won’t increase the property value. Smart thermostats and lights are relatively low in price, starting at just a few hundred dollars, and can save money and energy by automatically adjusting features like temperature and lights when not in use.


Whether or not energy-saving upgrades move the needle on a home’s price ultimately comes down to how the property is marketed. An agent can help you really highlight the changes so buyers can see the value of what you’ve done to your home. Even in more competitive markets, green features can help a property stand out.


There’s really minimal downside to making your home green. It’s great for your wallet and great for the environment. And you can feel socially responsible about the way that you’re living.


If you have questions about which smart-home features may be best for you and the environment, feel free to connect with us. We’d love to hear from you.


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