When constructing a custom home there are many things to take into consideration. One of those things should always be how eco-friendly your new home will be once construction is finished and you move in. Believe it or not, it is not that difficult to ensure your home is made to be environmentally friendly, and we are going to give you some tips on how to make sure that happens. At Style Custom Homes, we are dedicated to designing homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex that are comfortable for your family and the environment.
Research Your Construction Company’s Track Record
It can be hard to find a construction company that practices eco-friendly building projects. One way to double check a potential contractor’s capabilities is by asking for a report on their past constructions’ energy bills. Seeing the average energy usage of their builds will allow you to gauge how sustainable the company’s homes typically are. You can ask for a recent bill or for an average over several months.
Ask for More Sustainable Building Materials
At the end of the day, the value of the environment is unmatched. A lot of people stay away from eco-friendly building materials because they can sometimes be more expensive than average. However, studies have shown that the elevated efficiency and sustainability of environmentally friendly products and materials can pay for itself within a few short years. In addition, they typically need fewer repairs, because they are made from more natural materials.
Keep Windows and Appliances Energy Efficient
Not only can eco-friendly appliances help the environment, they also help to save you money! Energy efficient windows can help keep your home cool, lowering your energy usage. An efficient HVAC system is also extremely beneficial. When your HVAC system is using too much power when it does not need to, it releases more low-level emissions and costs you more on your energy bill. Another place to save the environment and money in your home is with the lighting. Choose energy efficient light bulbs to lower the rate you have to change them out. They are also made of more sustainable materials and can be disposed of in a safer fashion.
Style Custom Homes: Steering DFW Homes to Sustainability
Nothing will ever be able to compare to the benefits of constructing your new home in an environmentally friendly manner. By doing this, you are not only reducing your carbon footprint, you are also lowering the cost to keep your home running comfortably in the long run. What you build today, affects tomorrow. Let Style Custom Homes help you on your journey of building an eco-friendly home in DFW. We work on new constructions, as well as remodeling existing homes. Even if you are not building a new home, we can help you transform your house into an ecological palace. Call us at (214) 550-2880 or visit our website to see what we have done for other homeowners in the area. We want to see a better tomorrow, and it starts in the home.