26 Oct '11, 5pm

Which green home solutions pay for themselves? [Infographic]

Which green home solutions pay for themselves? [Infographic]

Trick question: They basically all pay for themselves in the long run! But a new infographic from One Block Off the Grid helps you choose home energy improvement projects based on up-front cost and how long they'll take to start paying you back. The quickest payback is a smart thermostat, with a payback time of seven months -- but that one will only save you $3,600 over 20 years. By contrast, you could save $60,000 by switching to geothermal power, but it'll cost you $3,000 up front and take 10 years to pay off.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-26-which-green-home-sol...

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