For some reason, I am getting a magazine from Sam’s Club. Perhaps it is because we used to be members of the store. A few months ago, we stopped going because we just couldn’t take another bite of their food. Not that it was bad, but let’s just say there wasn’t too much variety.
Back to getting their magazine. Anyway, as I was tossing it into my recycling bin this afternoon, I noticed a big full page ad that read, “Eco Home Makeover.” I saw a picture of a wind turbine as well as solar panels on a roof. It also had a price in large print – $44,000.
Needless to say, I was a little intrigued. Apparently, Sam’s Club is now offering energy efficient home services. Here is what you get for the $44,000:
– One week vacation while your home is being “greened”
– Solar panels
– Wind turbine
– Internet monitoring
– Energy Star appliances for kitchen and laundry
– New Energy Star lighting throughout house (CFLs)
– A housewarming party upon your return home
– PBS will cover the renovation
I’m sure there will be some opinion out there about this, but that doesn’t seem bad to me at all. At least a big retailer is doing something like this. Also, it’s good that this kind of stuff is put right in front of the faces of Sam’s Club shoppers. Sometimes it needs to be put right in front of some people’s faces, if you know what I mean.
They claim that this makeover will be able to provide energy to a 3,000 – 4,000 square foot house. That’s not bad at all.