Save the World and Your Wallet! Improving Energy Efficiency of New Homes
When considering the building of a new home, the level of energy efficiency it will offer is becoming increasingly important. More and more people are paying attention to the products being used in the construction of their home and what the energy rating of those products are. There are several excellent reasons for considering energy efficient building materials. First, they are better on the environment requiring less energy to run the home. Also, less energy means less expense, efficient products will save you money. Finally, energy efficient products can make your new home more comfortable and enjoyable to live in.
With so many great reasons, why aren’t energy efficient products being used all the time in every home? Generally, using energy efficient products will be a higher expense up front. They will save you money, in the long run. However, you have to balance your budget and needs for your new home to decide which energy efficient products you use. In this article, we will take a brief look at some of the most common energy efficient products used in residential building today.
Top Energy Efficient Products
From solar panels to supplement your energy to state of the art appliances designed to run better with less power, there are a lot of different options to choose from. A study completed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that the top energy efficient features being use include Energy Star Rated appliances, windows, and programmable thermostats. Other materials that can be implemented which are high on the efficiency scale include certain types of insulation, geothermal heating, and improved roofing materials. Also, for those concerned about the environment, there are sustainable building materials that can be selected as well.
If you are concerned about the energy efficiency of your new home, take some time to research your options. Then, discuss your desires with your builder. They will be able to provide you more information and also what sort of expenses are involved with your decisions. Using materials that help you save the world not only make you feel good, but could also improve your energy efficiency and save you money over time. The best part is that while a number of larger scale improvements may be a higher cost up front, there are many energy efficiency improvements that are relatively inexpensive now.
Progressive Builders Is Here For You!
Whatever your plans include, Progressive Builders is passionate about partnering with you every step of the home building process. Our mission is to ensure that your home plan will accommodate your lifestyle and meet the unique needs of your family. We will also assist you in finding the right floor plan and constructing your home with a focus on quality, all at an outstanding value. With over 20 years of experience, we’ve built a reputation across the Twin Cities metro area and beyond, and we are committed to continuing that level of excellence for your new home construction project. We have a number of customizable home plans to suit your needs and several lots available in neighborhoods across the Metro. We invite you to contact us today for more information.