Creating amazing living spaces.

Custom Home News

3 Considerations for an Energy-Efficient Custom Home

While energy efficiency may not be as fun to think about as the aesthetic elements of your custom home, it is still crucial to consider throughout the design process. Everything from the appliances you choose for your kitchen to the lights you use throughout your home will have a direct impact on your energy efficiency and yearly energy costs. As a leading provider of quality custom homes, the team at Ridgepoint Homes knows how important energy efficiency is for every home. That is why we have provided a list of 3 considerations for an energy-efficient custom home to help you create an efficient design without compromising comfort and livability.

Learn about some of the most prominent 2022 custom home trends.

3 Elements to Consider When Creating an Efficient Custom Home

If you are looking to create an efficient home, be sure to consider the following elements:

1. Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system will account for a significant portion of your energy costs per year. That is why it is worth investing in high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. These units deliver enhanced performance with reduced energy consumption, allowing you to reduce costs while keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. In addition to your HVAC system, it is worth having ceiling fans installed in key areas around your home as this will allow for enhanced air circulation, reducing the amount of time your air conditioner or furnace needs to run each day.

2. Light Fixtures and Appliances

Lighting costs can be another significant expense if you do not invest in the right solutions. For optimal light coverage and reduced energy consumption, consider installing LED-based light fixtures and bulbs throughout your home. These modern bulbs deliver great light coverage and an extremely long usable life while consuming far less energy than comparable incandescent bulbs. To further reduce your energy costs, be sure to invest in energy-efficient appliances for your home. By choosing an efficient oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, and dryer, you can reduce your energy costs without cutting down on performance and reliability.

3. Insulation, Doors, and Windows

Insulation, doors, and windows are often overlooked by homeowners when considering the design of their dream home. While you may be tempted to cut costs and opt for cheaper products, this can result in air leaks and other issues that will make your home more sensitive to external temperatures. This increased sensitivity will cause your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature, increasing your energy costs throughout the year. By investing in high-quality insulation, doors, and windows for your home, you will minimize the potential for air leaks while reducing the effect of external weather conditions on the temperature of your home. This allows you to maintain a comfortable temperature while significantly reducing your energy costs.

To learn more about our custom home solutions and remodelling services, get in touch with the team at Ridgepoint Homes. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or the details of your project.