This Week on Upstater: Hudson Valley Green & Energy-Efficient Homes For Sale

Energy Efficient Homes For Sale

126 Torre Rock Road, Red Hook: $695K

Don’t get us wrong. We love a drafty, old 18th-century farmhouse as much as the next real estate blog. However, when the snow starts flying around the Hudson Valley and Catskills, we’re looking for residential real estate that includes some more modern features like radiant heat floors, double-hung windows that stop the biting cold winds, or, at the very least, decent insulation. And, if we can find such a house that uses sustainable, eco-friendly methods to keep the inside cool in the summer and warm in the winter, even better.

Want to know how energy efficient your New York home is? Have NYSERDA perform a home energy audit and save yourself some money in heating/energy costs. Read up on the NYSERDA energy audit program here.

This week on Upstater, we’ll be featuring a bevy of eco-friendly, sustainable, and energy efficient homes for sale in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Expect to find features like solar power, passive heating/cooling systems, radiant floors, alternate means of heating, new windows, geo-thermal…the works. Stay tuned…

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