Infographic: Eco-friendly Home Upgrades That Pay You Back

October 27, 2011 - 12:56pm

This great infographic by One Block Off the Grid does a great job comparing the upfront costs, savings and payback times of various 'green' home upgrades. Obviously, solar, geothermal and other large-scale projects have the highest up-front costs and longest payback times, but there are a few winners when it comes to low investment and quick returns: high-efficiency shower heads, programmable thermostats, and sealing & insulating air ducts. These small upgrades start saving you $200-$300/year, each!

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