How to Make Your New Home Energy Efficient

At a young age, many of us were taught the importance of conserving energy. With just a few simple tricks, such as turning off the lights in unoccupied rooms, lowering the AC when we’re not at home, or unplugging devices when they’re not in use, we can reduce waste and lower the monthly utility bill in our homes. But with energy-saving features now available for new home construction, you and your home can work together to become more energy efficient. 


To show you what we mean, let’s explore 3 of the latest energy efficiency trends in new home construction.


     Radiant FlooringFlooring

These days you can enjoy some warmth beneath your feet without the installation of carpet. In fact, because energy-efficient flooring systems use either hot water tubes or wires under your floorboards, they produce heat evenly, which means you no longer need to worry about dealing with your furnace and heating vents blasting out warm air in only certain areas of the home while others stay cold.

Another added perk is the quality of your air will improve, as you’re no longer relying on hot air to seep through your vents, which can become dusty and hard to clean over time. 


     Energy Saving AppliancesFridge

Though energy-saving appliances have been in existence for decades, they just keep getting better with new advances in technologies. Equipping your home with kitchen and laundry appliances that use less energy will help you reduce waste and cut down on your utility bills over time. And because many popular appliances are manufactured by brands like LG and Samsung, you get to enjoy the benefits of energy efficiency paired with smart home technology.

     Improved InsulationInsulation

We all know insulation keeps our homes warm, especially during the winter months. But when it comes time to build your new home, you have a choice in the type of insulation you prefer. Certain types of insulation, for example, are designed for certain areas of the home or architecture, so it’s best to work with your builder on choosing the right insulation for your home.

     More Tips for Saving Energy in the Home

In addition to the latest energy efficiency trends, here are some other best practices for conserving energy in your home:Fan


  • Ceiling Fans – Installing ceiling fans throughout your home is a simple way to keep air cool and reduce the amount of time you spend running your central air during the hot summer months.
  • Window Treatments – Investing in quality window treatments is worth the initial cost, as it keeps the cold air outside and the warm air inside. Outdated window treatments are known to raise heating bills, so it’s better to think of this as a long-term investment. Plus, it will enhance the value of your home when it comes time to sell.

Looking for Home Energy Efficiency? 

Whether you’re building your dream home from scratch or looking to move into a new home build, one factor you’ll want to consider is how energy efficient your new home is.


At Stonegate Builders, our team will help you plan every intricate detail of your dream home. If energy efficiency is at the top of your goals, our team will work with you to explore your design finish selections and structural options, so your new home is built to help you conserve energy while still maintaining the structural and design options you’ve been dreaming of..


To get started, contact us today!