Creating an energy efficient home involves many different systems — heating and cooling, ductwork, water management, lighting, and appliances. These systems maintain your home. However, they are the highest costs for your home’s maintenance. You can make changes once you move into your new home. That being said, an energy efficient home builder will make specific changes during the home building process. For this reason, find a home builder that starts with energy efficiency in mind.
One of the best ways to reduce your family’s carbon footprint? An energy efficient home! An energy efficient home builder will know that homes are responsible for 19% of national greenhouse gas emissions. Simple upgrades can reduce energy consumption by 25 to 30 percent. Reducing your carbon footprint by lowering your home’s energy consumption will help preserve the planet and provide a clean world for future generations.
Energy costs account for a significant portion of your monthly expenses as a homeowner. Fortunately, there are many ways your home can lower your monthly utilities. If your Homebuilder is thoughtful, they will design your home’s floorplan for energy-efficiency. One such way is through passive solar designs. With passive solar, your home can either reflect or absorb solar radiation, assisting with keeping your home cooler in the summer or cozier in the winter. Another method for improving your home’s energy efficiency is with your appliances. Energy-efficient appliances consume less energy. It’s that simple. What’s more, these upgrades can give you anywhere from 5 to 30 percent in monthly savings on your utility bills.
Energy-efficient upgrades aren’t just to benefit your pockets or the environment. They improve your quality of life, too. With the majority of these upgrades, you’ll notice cleaner air in your living space, thanks to proper ventilation. Energy efficiency reduces the amount of mold and indoor pollutants, meaning you will experience health advantages compared to those living in a less efficient home.
Improved Resale Value
Homes built by an energy efficient home builder will generally sell at a higher price point than standard homes, even when other features are comparable. So, when you decide to make energy-efficient upgrades, or you’re fortunate enough to work with an energy-efficiency conscious homebuilder, you can add value to the final selling price at resale. Another way to get a higher return on your investment is with green certifications. We suggest having your home inspected to receive a certificate. Then, upon resale, the buyer will have greater trust in the energy-efficiency of the house.
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