SDS Homes Construction knows that building a custom home is such an exciting time, especially if you’re building an energy efficient custom home. There’s nothing like the feeling of going green while saving money and not being as tied down to “the grid”. There are plenty of options for you to build your energy efficient custom home. Consider some of these for bringing down your bills while possibly increasing the future resale value of your home.
If you plan to build an energy efficient custom home, areas to consider include:
If a whole-home program doesn’t fit your plans or budget, consider where you want to spend. Perhaps then HVAC, insulation and air sealing might be your primary focus.
It’s astounding what can be done these days to build an energy efficient home; especially something called “ultra-efficiency “. This type of custom home is impressive with all the latest bells and whistles. You take all the things mentioned above; make them high-tech, and then tag team them with energy efficient construction materials.
When creating ultra-efficiency, a savvy builder will turn to e-windows as well as heat recovery ventilation (HRV). This will recycle heat within the home to maintain comfort without using your heating/cooling system needlessly.
Check out some of these exciting options:
Building an energy-efficient custom home has some up-front costs. So, consider the long-term value of several years of reduced/eliminated utility costs against the initial price. Then consider the resale value the efficient technology provides. Whether it’s worth it or not is purely up to you.
Call SDS Homes Construction today and live green by building an energy efficient custom home.