Come Out a Winner
Still don't believe you can own a high-performance home for less?
Here is a real life example of how a few upgrades--which increase the first cost of a home--end up making homeownership less expensive. We're talking about cold-hard-cash-in-your-pocket every month. To run your own numbers, use our affordability calculator (.xls).
As well as saving money on your monthly costs, high-performance homes stand out in the resale market and command higher prices. Who wouldn't want to live in a more comfortable yet less costly home?
(These are all conservative estimates. If your electric rate is higher than $.089 per kWh, your savings will be greater.)
Content updated on 2/27/2007