What is an energy efficient home?
A home in which you can live comfortably and consumes less energy than a regular home is one which has been designed with energy efficiency in mind. Electricity and gas bills are lower and sometimes non-existent. There are many factors involved in reducing the energy consumption of your home. Some choose to build a home which can run completely “off grid” whereas others are just happy to design their home for comfortable living and enjoy reduced energy bills. Modern advances in building materials, fixtures, fittings and appliances allow you to build a home which is both energy efficient and also quite normal in appearance and functionality. In the coming months my Blogs will be discussing the various features of an energy efficient home in more detail. Below is an outline of the general benefits of an energy efficient home.
What are the benefits of an energy efficient home?
The benefits include lower energy bills (both gas and electricity) and lower water bills through reduced consumption. Your home will provide a cleaner environment without constant use of heating and cooling systems which dry out our homes atmosphere. By also choosing sustainable building products your home is contributing to the overall reduction of landfill and using less valuable resources to produce the building materials. An energy efficient home provides more comfortable living combined with better health. In a home which has been designed to be energy efficient, you will enjoy natural sunlight in your home and abundant fresh air because your home has been designed to easily take advantage of these natural heating, cooling and ventilation elements. Also building with low chemical emission products can help make your home a more comfortable and healthy environment.
Our next Blog will cover in detail each of these benefits and how they improve the quality and efficiency of your home.