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5 Energy Efficient Additions to Include in Your Custom Home

Energy efficiency should always be a priority for you when you own property. Rather than waiting years to make upgrades, you owe it to yourself to build a home from scratch that already has these eco-friendly fixtures in place.

Working with a home builder can help you out with this. Keep reading to learn more about the energy-efficient improvements that will make a difference.

1. Install Some Quality Solar Panels

Switching to solar energy can be one of the best new home investments that you make. You will be able to get off the grid and use a virtually infinite source of power that is directly tied to sunlight.

As such, you won’t pay expensive electricity bills, and will also be able to keep your lights on if the power goes out in your neighborhood. When working with a custom home builder, ask them about the types of solar panels they can install for you.

They can set you up with the best solar generator, panels, batteries, and all the other parts that come with these systems.

2. Add Windows for Natural Lighting

When you add natural light to your home, you won’t have to use as much electricity.

This can brighten up both your home and your mood and will decrease the amount of money that you pay each month for electricity. When it’s spring and summertime, you might find that you rarely cut your lights on.

Your home will be particularly bright when you look for upgrades like skylights.

At New Legacy Homes, we incorporate StormArmor windows to keep our buyers safe and their energy bills low. With the help of MI Windows and Doors, our homebuyer’s windows are safe from hurricane-force winds.

3. Buy a New Water Heater

Your water heater is one of the biggest expenditures of energy in your household. Because of this, switching to a tankless heater might be the way to go.

With a tankless heater, such as a Navien Tankless Water Heater Series, you only heat water as you use it. This differs from an old-school water heater, which keeps a large supply of water in a tank, and constantly requires a large amount of fuel.

Tankless systems are eco-friendly and will save you plenty of money on your bills.

4. Purchase Energy Efficient HVAC Systems

Your heating and cooling are easily one of the biggest energy sucks in your household if you’re not careful. By taking the time to buy an eco-friendly HVAC system, you’ll be better able to keep your bills low, while also looking after the planet.

New Legacy Homes is a proud partner of Carrier Home Comfort System. A commonly shared goal between New Legacy Homes and Carrier is to improve global comfort and efficiency for homebuyers through their products.

The best HVAC systems today have energy saver modes and make use of intelligent technology so that you don’t have to overspend.

5. Look Into a Home Automation System

Finally, make sure that you invest in a home automation system to take advantage of technology. Consider incorporating ELAN Smart Home System technology in your custom home. With ELAN, you’ll be able to control how every bit of energy in your home is expended and can cut down your bills.

Home automation will also let you control the use of electricity, security, heating, cooling, and every other part of your household remotely.

Make Improvements That Count in Your Custom Home

When your home is energy efficient, it will pay off for you for years to come. These tips will help you out when you’re interested in building a green-friendly home.

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