If you were to compare the energy efficiency of an older home compared to a newly built custom home, the difference would be rather large and noticeable. When looking for a new home for you and your family, this is an aspect that you should heavily consider; how much can you save on energy bills each year with the investment of a new custom home?
In short, the answer is a lot. It’s no surprise that older homes lack the sophistication and technology of modern times, and this results in a home that is less energy efficient, costing you more money in energy bills each month. In modern times, we have new appliances, new technology, and new methods of construction that allows for a more energy efficient design. As the best home building company in Parker County, we construct for you the energy efficient custom home of your dreams.
The option of picking out new appliances, and more energy efficient ones than others, is one of the biggest aspects in creating an energy efficient home that will save you money over time. Older appliances, such as older refrigerators, washers and dryers can be much less effective at conserving energy in their processes. Many of them do not operate under the same regulations that are required for new appliances to be put on the market. Newer ones are more sustainable, using considerate and regulated amounts of resources in their cycles.
Insulation / Air Sealing
With a new custom home, you can apply new technologies that allow for the most advanced insulation and air sealing available. Through materials such as vapor barriers, new caulk, house wrap and insulation, the air movement and air leakage throughout your home will be minimized as much as possible, deterring any unnecessary exchange of air with the outside world. Without external air moving into your home, and without having your indoor air leaked outside, you’ll be able to save lots of money on your heating and A/C bill, because your temperatures will be held at a constant rate. High-efficiency HVAC units (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) will be implemented as well, that are able to help provide consistent temperatures.
As one of the biggest conservation and energy saving issues, it’s comforting to know that we can cut back on our inadvertent use of excess water thanks to water-saving plumbing features. In your new custom home, we are able to implement new technologies and material that allows for the proper amount of water usage for each activity, pertained to showering, sink water, washer water, and more. Conserving water, and using only the amount that is necessary, will help you save money on your water bill, and become more aligned with an energy efficient home.
Let’s Get Started!
If you would like to get started on the planning of your new custom home with NTH Companies, give us a call whenever you’re ready at 817-631-2300 ! Building custom homes is what we have done for a long time, and constructing one that embodies what it means to be energy efficient puts an even bigger smile on our faces.