Energy Efficient Homes and Their Benefits
April 20, 2020— Energy Efficiency, Resources
If you’re looking for ways to save on energy costs and leave a smaller carbon footprint behind, energy-efficient homes are a perfect solution.
There are plenty of ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Read on to discover why energy-efficient homes are good for you, your wallet, and the environment.
Lower Energy Bills
From your HVAC system to electronics and lighting, it’s easy to watch your energy bill creep up with ever-increasing energy costs. With energy-efficient homes, features like LED lighting will not only last longer, but they also use approximately 75-percent less energy than standard lightbulbs. New Energy Star qualified air conditioning systems are also highly effective and can reduce your cooling costs by around 30 percent.
Insulation also plays a major role in your household’s total energy costs. Choose a home that features new insulation that keeps warm air inside during the winter and cool air inside during the summer. Quality insulation can reduce your energy costs by a significant amount.
Energy Efficient Homes Help the Environment
Choosing an energy-efficient home does more than just reduce your electric bill. By using sustainable building materials, you’re contributing to a cleaner, greener world. New homes that are made with less waste means that there’s less material going to the landfill. Combine this with more effective heating and cooling solutions, LED lighting, better insulation, and your total negative impact on the environment becomes lower.
All Hogan Homes are built with the Hybrid Home standards, making them environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient.
- LED lighting
- Energy Smart Builder
- Radiant Barrier Roofing
- Complete DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap®
- Carrier Airconditioning System
- Vinyl Double-pane Low-E Energy Efficient Windows
- Acme Brick, James Hardie Exterior Trim & Siding
- Sherwin Williams Paints
- PEX (crosslinked polyethylene) Plumbing or Water Delivery System
A truly energy-efficient house will be comfortable no matter what the weather brings. Make sure your home has the proper insulation and uses new technologies for heating and cooling. When your home operates efficiently, you won’t notice the turbulent or extremely hot weather outside. Installing updates like radiant barrier roofing can keep your home comfortable throughout the changing seasons.
A comfortable home means you’ll always have a place you want your family to be. Buying a home is a major investment, so it’s crucial to have somewhere that keeps you safe, comfortable, and somewhere that’s also affordable to live in, day in and day out.
Energy Efficiency Makes the Difference
Whether you’re concerned about the environment or simply want to lower your energy bill, consider energy-efficient homes when you make your next move. New developments in building materials, HVAC, & LED lighting will ensure that your home runs as efficiently as possible.
To learn more about our homes and what we have to offer, visit our website or contact us today to schedule a tour of our model homes.