Efficient Homes

Efficient Homes

Energy efficient homes cost much less to heat, cool and light, compared to your typical home.  Is my home energy efficient and what does that mean to me?

Effective Insulation – Properly installed, climate-appropriate insulation in floors, walls, and roof spaces ensures even temperatures throughout the house, less energy consumption, and increased comfort.

High-Performance Windows – Energy-efficient windows employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved frame assemblies, to help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. These windows also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings.

Tight Construction and Ducts – Sealing holes and cracks in the home’s “envelope” and in duct systems helps reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen, and noise. A tightly sealed home improves comfort and indoor air quality while reducing utility bills.

In addition to using less energy to operate, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems can be quieter, reduce indoor humidity, and improve the overall comfort of the home. Typically, energy-efficient equipment is also more durable and requires less maintenance than standard models.

Lighting and Appliances -Energy efficient homes include lighting fixtures, compact fluorescent bulbs or LED, ventilation fans, and appliances, such as refrigerators, dish washers, and washing machines designed to maximize energy savings.

Water Useage – Something that is overlooked a lot, but still very important, installing efficient shower heads, flick mixers and water using appliances can help with your carbon footprint and also your back pocket.

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