Why Are New Homes More Energy Efficient?
The benefits of owning a newly constructed home are endless. But day in and day out, one of the top differentiators is definitely energy efficiency. From better materials to superior insulation, new homes are designed to be more efficient.
Purchasing a new home instead of an existing home is one of the best ways to save money and live comfortably no matter what the weather’s like outside. Here are a few ways that new homes are more efficient than older ones.
- Better insulation. Today’s homes are much better insulated than in years past, with higher R values that guarantee better efficiency. Whether you have blown-in, batt or spray foam insulation, modern insulating techniques help keep homes more comfortable, and reduce energy usage.
- State-of-the-art windows. Drafty single pane windows are a thing of the past. New windows feature double (or even triple) panes of glass with inert gases in the middle and special coatings that help save energy and money, while protecting your rugs and furniture from UV sun damage.
- Smarter products. Newly built homes have features that improve energy efficiency, like water-saving plumbing fixtures, programmable thermostats and low-maintenance materials. You don’t even have to think about it – the energy-efficiency is built-in!
- Super efficient HVAC systems. Modern HVAC systems are models of efficiency. From tightly sealed ductwork to improved ventilation, they save energy and money, and make your home healthier, too.
- Eco-friendly appliances. New appliances (water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, washers & dryers) are so much more energy efficient than they were even ten years ago. Appliances that are ENERGY STAR labeled are guaranteed energy savers, so look for the blue star.
At DeLuca Homes, we have these energy-efficiency features as well as many others.
You can enjoy your new home, living comfortably without the worry of wasted energy and high utility bills. Come see us about building the energy-efficient home of your dreams today!