As highly experienced green home builders in Dallas and its surrounding communities, we know there are many factors that go into building an environmentally friendly home. However, there are three “essentials” when it comes to building a beautifully distinctive home that helps save you substantially on utility costs, and reduces your carbon footprint at the same time.
Understandably, many families in the market for a new home today desire one that is both eco-friendly and exquisitely designed. The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other!
Here are the three “essential” things you should consider when having a green home built in Flower Mound, Highland Village, and other upscale communities in North Texas:
Energy efficient windows. While it’s hard to imagine, energy efficient windows make a huge difference as your HVAC system doesn’t have to try to compensate for the conditioned air that escapes through traditional windows – or the cold or hot outdoor air that makes its way in.
Insulation. The importance of sufficient insulation with a high R-value cannot be stressed enough! Insulation between studs, in the attic and in crawl spaces – everywhere it can be installed. There are also types of insulation that are considered “green”, including cotton and cellulose.
Solar water heaters. While you may not know it, hot water usage can account for a substantial portion of your energy cost – up to 60%! Solar water heaters are a fairly inexpensive way to ‘go green.’ When capable of meeting the homeowner’s needs, the savings can be enormous.
Living in an upscale, elegant home that’s designed exactly the way you have always pictured it doesn’t mean you have to face extravagant energy costs! At Bud Bartley Family of Builders, our DFW home builders are expert craftsmen who take pride in what they do. Call us today for all of your home building needs!