Energy efficiency is one of the best things that home buyers are looking for these days. It is great that they are taking into consideration how to make their custom home more energy efficient during the construction process so as not to make any major changes when the home is already built. Energy efficiency isn’t only great because it can help you get great savings on your power bill, but also admirable as it can also help you become more environmentally friendly. In many cases, you may also significantly reduce your household’s carbon footprint.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when you want to make your home more energy-efficient:
Install more windows: Windows let natural sunlight in and lets the breeze into your home as well. This means that you won’t have to leave the light on during daytime and on cooler days, you don’t have to use your AC all the time.
Proper insulation: Spray foam insulation, blown-in insulation, fiberglass insulation, and many other options offer to seal in the temperature indoors so that your AC or heater wouldn’t have to work twice as much.
Solar power: Solar power, a great alternative to your traditional electric utility, can be used as a backup or main power source for your household. This offers great savings on your energy bill because you’re using free power coming from the sun.
Attic fans: You can consider solar attic fans or traditional attic fans that work just the same. They keep the air circulating around your attic area to lessen the heat coming into your home.
Sun tunnels: These are like windows on the roof that allows natural light to come in even in places in your home that are far from windows.
Ask for suggestions from your home builder about more ways on how to make your home more energy-efficient. The best time to make your house efficient is now while you are still constructing it.