In this day and age, people are looking to create green homes and energy efficient homes without breaking the bank. When you’re planning to build a new custom home, there are steps you can take to make it energy efficient. If you are a homeowner that wants to know every trick in the book to reduce your home bills, then pay close attention. The following are some tips that help to create green homes around the United States and hopefully around the world.
- Low Flow Fixtures
Purchasing and making a few changes around the house can save you more than a buck or two, aside from conserving water. These fixtures lower the water consumption by 50 percent and save you around $145 each year.
- What’s inside the walls matters
Properly insulating your new custom home can go a long way. Insulation maintains your home warm during winter and cold during summer. Using proper insulation can help you save money on your cooling and heating bills and therefore give you a more energy efficient home. The Ryan Hartman team uses high-quality insulation in every custom home to ensure every client has an energy efficient home.
- Light bulbs
In comparison to regular light bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs last four to ten times longer. Though they do cost more than regular light bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs will save you about $6 every year. Multiply that to all the bulbs around your house.
- Smart Thermostat
Take advantage of the digital era. Budgeting for a smart thermostat is not a bad idea when purchasing a custom-built home. These devices have become very popular, saving you up to $150 annually. Adding you to the list of owners with energy efficient homes.
- Good old ceiling fans
Depending on the look that you are going for, ceiling fans can cost about $50 and up. However, they do keep your home at a comfortable temperature, reducing your energy bill by $15 each year. Another simple way to build an energy efficient home.