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FACT: Geothermal systems provide the most efficient, comfortable and environmentally friendly method of heating & cooling.


Are Green Home Improvements Good for Resale Value?

Before buying, selling or upgrading your house, you definitely want to consider whether green home improvements will result in a higher home resale value. Real estate trend studies conducted by industry groups in Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington and San Diego and Sacramento, California show that houses with Green building materials, ENERGY STAR®appliances, energy efficiency features and sustainability certifications (such as residential LEED home certifications and Earth Advantage home certifications) consistently produce a higher property valuation, sell for a higher home resale price and sell faster than their non-Green counterparts.

Green home improvements can range from the expensive to the affordable so you want to invest in upgrades that will offer you the most comfort and value while you’re still living in the house AND create the highest home resale value when you put it on the market. Since heating, cooling and hot water represent over 70% of a single home’s annual utility bills, energy efficient or ENERGY STAR HVAC systems (furnaces and air conditioners) are great long-term Green home improvement investments.

ENERGY STAR geothermal heat pump systems offer incredible energy efficiency, significantly cutting and controlling monthly utility bills (and saving money incrementally). They also reduce a home’s environmental impact and qualify for unlimited 30% federal renewable energy tax credits, which would reduce your upfront costs. This type of Green home improvement will also give your home an edge in a competitive real estate market.

ClimateMaster’s geothermal heating and cooling systems can reduce HVAC-related energy bills up to 80% because they are 400% energy efficient compared to 98% efficiency of the highest efficiency gas furnace systems available. Talk to one of our national GeoElite dealers today to learn how geothermal can positively affect your home’s resale value.