Recent studies show that consumers tend to choose more energy efficient appliances and building materials when presented efficiency ratings information. Between saving on bills and conserving energy, 91% of buyers consider the overall Energy Star Rating of a home to be an important factor in their purchase.
What Makes An Efficient Home?
There are endless options for making a house more energy efficient, but a few things stand out among the pack. Choosing a high efficiency HVAC system is key to making sure you aren’t using up copious amounts of energy, since heating and cooling can make account for up to half of your home’s total energy use. One way to check if your HVAC system will help save you energy and money is to look for Energy Star Certification. Installing an Energy Star Rated HVAC system could save you as much as 30% on your monthly heating and cooling costs!
Another key to an energy efficient home is to make sure you aren’t losing money from air leakage. This can be done by ensuring good seals around all windows and doors, choosing efficient windows, and electing to use continuous wall insulation.
Builders Know Best
What may have started as a trend toward more energy efficient homes, will surely continue to gain speed in the future. With more home builders and buyers opting to save money and energy with these more efficient options, energy efficient houses are the future of home building.
When you choose to build a custom home, not only can you decide on the floorplan and design details, you also get to make a decision on how efficient your home will be. From insulation, windows, and HVAC, to Energy Star appliances and LED lighting, the long term savings can really add up!
The latest data shows builders are helping their customers move toward more energy conscious options, and here at Precision Custom Home Builders, we’d love to help you build the home of your dreams!