When building a new home, there is a lot to consider! With the rising cost of living, energy efficiency is an important part of your build, as it can assist in reducing your long-term expenses significantly.
In this blog post, we’ll explore some essential items to consider when building a new home.
1. Design with Sustainability in Mind
An energy-efficient home begins with the design! Ensure that you are considering sustainable options when working on your design, along with facts such as the positioning of the home on your land, layout of your home & window placement.
2. Choose Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors
Selecting energy-efficient windows and doors is another important step in ensuring your home’s energy efficiency. Look for products with a high Energy Star rating that offer good insulation and prevent drafts. Double or triple-glazed windows can reduce heat loss, especially in colder climates.
Considering solar panels as an addition to your build can play a major part in energy efficiency and reducing your costs in the long run.
Additionally, considering a passive solar design, which utilizes the sun’s energy to heat your home naturally, can also dramatically reduce your carbon footprint.
4. Install LED Lighting
By installing LED lighting options throughout your new home, you are not only reducing your energy usage immediately, but you are also saving time & money in the long run, as the frequency for replacement is much less than a traditional bulb.
5. Implement Smart Home Technology
Integrating Smart Home Technology such as thermostats, timed lighting systems, and even automated blinds can help you optimize your energy consumption.
6. Use Energy-Efficient Appliances
Choosing appliances with a high Energy Star rating will consume less electricity and water – which in the long-term, will reduce your consumption and associated costs!
By considering these energy efficiency tips during the design of your new home, you can create a comfortable, sustainable, and cost-effective living space.
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