Why a new house doesn’t necessarily mean energy efficiency, but it could.
Gearing up for energy efficiency in your new-build home? With the rapid growth of so many cities and suburbs, everyone knows someone who's building a new home. If you're one of those folks, we have some information for you. There are simple ways to incorporate energy efficiency into your new home, outside of the builder's specs. Take a look.
Tip #1: Choose Energy Efficient Appliances
Your appliances get a workout. Everything from the refrigerator and stove to the dishwasher and washing machine gets used multiple times a week, if not multiple times a day. Choosing appliances with high energy efficiency ratings is going to cut down on your energy use significantly and will save you money every month on your utility bills.
Tip #2: Choose Energy Efficient Windows
An effective way to reduce the loss of energy from your home is to install energy efficient windows. In the summer they minimize the loss of cool air from the inside and the effect of the hot air from the outside. In the winter they help keep the cold air out and the warm air in. Upgrade your windows as much as your budget will allow to save on your energy bills year-round.
Tip #3: Choose Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling
Your heat and air conditioning are essential to your comfort, and your HVAC system is one of the things in your new house that is going to work the hardest and use the most energy. This is why it’s so critical to choose an HVAC system that is as energy efficient as you can possibly afford. Over time the money you save on your energy use is going to make up for the initial investment.
For more information on choosing the most energy efficient HVAC system for your new-build home, contact our friendly team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.