As mentioned in my previous blogs, I have been taking a good deal of training in green development, low-impact development, and energy efficiency. There are some great resources out there to help homeowners, landlords and investors save on their energy costs, and mitigate damage to the environment.
Here are a few good resources to check out:
PSE will do a FREE HomePrint assessment for customers, to check energy loss in the house, and make recommendations for improvements.
www.dsireusa.org will identify all utility rebates available to homeowners.
The true costs of owning a home include the hidden costs connected to location, and maintenance costs, in addition to utility costs. Find out how much it costs for you to commute from where you live. For details, see http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/walk-score-launches-transit-score-and-commute-reports-100740844.html
Be smart about the costs of owning a house, beyond its purchase price!