Moving is often stress-inducing, but more than that, it’s an opportunity. If you’re moving to the Houston area or if you already live there and want to move into a larger home, choose to live in the home of your dreams. Build a new home so you don’t have to worry about the problems associated with old properties or wait for the previous homeowner to move out. As long as you’re designing your dream home with a professional, pay close attention to the home’s energy efficiency.
1. The Savings
An energy-efficient home saves the property owner hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year. When undertaking custom home construction, it makes sense to think not just about the number of rooms you’d like, but also the ways to keep your utility bills down. In a hot, humid area like Houston, it’s especially important that you keep your air conditioning costs to a minimum. Minimize air leakage with tighter seals and using more energy-friendly windows.
2. The Air Quality
Energy-efficient homes aren’t just about doing your part for the environment or lowering your bills — they improve the quality of your life, too. We significantly decrease the use of toxic materials in your home’s construction and insulate it in such a way that moisture is less likely to leak in, which means mold and mildew are less likely to take root. This improves the quality of the air inside the home, making it a healthier place for people with asthma, allergies, and other health conditions.
3. The Efficient Use of Water
In hotter areas of the country, there are times when water is in short supply. Our homes use water more efficiently, so less is wasted. This not only leads to lower water bills, but also to more water available to you and your neighbors.
Work with experienced home designers and builders who work to incorporate energy efficiency into their buildings. Seize this opportunity and create a home that doesn’t just look amazing, but is also amazing in what it can do for you.