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