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Thursday, April 28 2016

Alternative energy sources may be the wave of the future, but is it right for you at this moment?

Whether we want to admit it or not, the planet is changing: 2014 had been the warmest year on record, until 2015 rolled through it and usurped it; 2016 is already underway to be even warmer.

Cleaner, alternative forms of energy may just be the answer and have been steadily growing in availability as the need for change has risen. Many residential houses have implemented solar or wind energy systems that decrease carbon emissions and resource usage, and, as a bonus, can reduce your monthly electric bill.

The federal government is onboard to help defer the cost by implementing a 30 percent federal energy tax credit that is available until December 31, 2019. In theory, by installing solar panels or a wind turbine system, you may eventually save money on the cost of your energy usage. These technologies are becoming increasingly more economical to set-up, but the cost of the installing a system can still be pricey and payback timelines may be long range.

If alternative energy is something you are considering, here are some questions you may want ask yourself:

– Do you want a system that will provide all your power needs? Or do you want supplemental energy generation to reduce the amount of power you buy from the electric company?

– How long do you plan to live in this house? To effectively recoup the cost of installation, planning to stay in your home for a number of years may be best.

– Is a wind turbine or solar panel system best suited for your area’s weather conditions?

– What is your budget?


Updating your home’s doors and windows may be another great way to lower your carbon footprint. Innovative design is the cornerstone of AG Millwork’s products. Whether you’re looking for Bi-Fold Patio Doors, Multi-Slide Patio Doors or Lift and Slide Patio Doors for your home, look no further. Simply click the Match Me With A Dealer button to get started!

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