When it comes to making homes more energy-efficient, many people get confused as to where to begin. It can be rather confusing and perhaps a bit intimidating. As a builder of DFW green homes, we’ve got a lot of valuable experience under our belt in terms of energy-efficiency. We know just how to reduce those pesky cooling bills during the peak of a Dallas summer, and we’ve got lots of tricks under our belt. If you’re unsure about what steps can be taken to improve the way energy is used in your home, read on to get some information that will assist you with “going green”.
A tankless water heater is an excellent addition to any house. Tankless heaters will heat your water at the source; meaning, you aren’t storing heated water in a tank until you need to use it. The hot water is available almost immediately. This is an energy-efficient option that can be added to most any home.
A great way to save energy when using a dishwasher is to avoid using the dry cycle. The heat generated during this cycle consumes a lot of energy, and can be completely avoided if you just let dishes dry naturally in the open air.
Rather than use air conditioning, keep the windows open in your home to cool down the house. One of the biggest energy hogs in a home is the air conditioning system, and by keeping it on too often, you are going to spend a lot of money on your electricity bill.
Building A New Custom Green Home
Think outside of the box. While many people think ‘solar’ panels when they think of green energy, there are other ways to take advantage of the sun. If you are building a new custom home, consider incorporating passive solar design into the house. By building with materials such as concrete or adobe, and taking advantage of the sun’s natural heat with south-facing windows, you can create a home that will naturally heat itself in the winter and stay cool in the summer.
Use the provided information to reduce the amount of resources that it takes to run your home. Contact Bud Bartley Homes, your local DFW green home builder, to discover more energy-efficient home building options.
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