As a responsible homeowner, you’re always focused on ways that you can both preserve precious natural resources, and save money at the same time. Thankfully, there are ways to get a “best of all worlds” scenario when you build a high-quality custom home.
These houses are constructed with new materials based on current standards. In addition, you can easily get everything you’ve always wanted in a residence. Use these suggestions to improve efficiency in and around your home.
Take a Whole House Approach
At first, it might seem cumbersome and even overwhelming to live in a residence that’s built with energy-efficiency in mind. But when you consider all of the amazing benefits that come from this approach, it’s clear to see the major perks such a scenario can offer.
Talk with your builder about solutions where you can get the most from appliances and home electronics, maximize insulation, improve electric light and natural lighting, enhance climate control, and more.
Seek Other Options
The most efficient homes today take advantage of energy-efficient construction by harnessing the power of renewable systems such as solar water heating and electricity. You could also investigate other ideas such as advanced house framing, cool roofs, passive solar home design, and more. Make sure to address all of your priorities during the initial meeting with your custom home builder.
Practice Creative Landscaping
Landscaping in Central Florida is a multipurpose endeavor. You naturally want your home to look and feel inviting and welcoming. At the same time, you know there are ways that you can save energy and money with creative landscaping. For instance, if you’re building in an area that’s prone to high winds, you should consider placing evergreen plants and shrubs that face the north and northwest side of your home.
Keep your residence cool in the summer by planting deciduous trees on the south side of the house. That will allow for a nice breeze, while blocking out most of the sun’s rays. Your custom home builder will also have valuable ideas and insight that you might not have previously considered.
Find the Best Builder
To that end, there’s something to be said for partnering with the very best custom home builder around. You want and deserve a professional with a proven track record of success. Your builder should also have a history of using the very best materials possible, including high-efficiency windows, dynamic lighting systems, and similar.
For nearly three decades, we’ve been proud to exceed the expectations of homeowners just like you from across the country and the world. We build in stand-out communities such as Southern Pines, Westland Village, Il Villaggio, Halifax Plantation, and throughout the City of Palm Coast. Contact us today to get started on a high-quality and energy-efficient custom home of your own.