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Going Green in Seattle : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 3, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
In Seattle I'd suggest a heat pump or mini-split system. Look for the highest SEER rating you can afford. This is a rating for measuring efficiency. Make sure the property is well insulated when it comes to insulation you either spend the money once or spend it forever in heating and cooling bills. Unless it's new construction there's limits to what a homeowner can do, but roofs are the most effective area to add additional insulation and even older homes can have additional insulation added in this area. Getting your duct work sealed is another way to increase efficiency as is using a programmable thermostat. ... more
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Leanne Finlay answered:
Ummmm ... Mr. Dan Chase. A "a cheap 30 year old washer that works is as good as a nice new $5,000 one."

a) I do not know anyone who would enjoy using a 30 year old washer.
b) I don't think I've ever seen a $5,000 washer.

Where do you shop for appliances? HomeExpensive? :-) ....
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