More and more people than ever before are interested in building custom green homes in North Texas, and around the nation. Naturally, green homes are more energy efficient, one big reason so many people are choosing to “go green” – but what are the other benefits? There are many, but we’re sharing a few of the most important below.
Smaller utility bills. Who doesn’t want to enjoy comfort while saving on operating costs? Whether electricity, gas, or water, homeowners enjoy saving on utility costs without sacrificing comfort due to high-performance windows, energy-efficient HVAC systems, superior insulation, water efficiency, air filtration, and more.
Energy efficient homes are cash flow positive. Certainly it costs a bit more to build a green home, however the savings on operating and energy costs usually outweigh the portion of your mortgage costs related to the innovations that make your home energy efficient. It all boils down to great value – more bang for your buck. Who doesn’t want the best ROI?
Increased comfort. The temperature inside your home isn’t the only thing that affects the comfort of your family – factors such as air movement and humidity make a difference as well. Contractors who build energy-efficient homes work with HVAC contractors who understand the importance of sizing your system properly. In other words, the size of your heating and cooling system has a huge impact not only on how comfortable you feel, but also the humidity levels in your home and how frequently or long it runs, which impacts cost.
Better resale value. Custom green homes are built and designed to high standards in terms of performance and quality. When a home is built above code and uses significantly less energy, the resale value is improved.
There are several other benefits in building a custom green home, in addition to the above, including a reduced negative impact on the environment. This is very important considering climate change, ozone depletion, and other issues that may impact future generations.
Bud Bartley Family of Builders are North Texas custom green homebuilders who believe strongly in the benefits of green building and its impact not only on the families who enjoy our beautiful homes, but also the future of the planet.