The price of energy is steadily rising. Of course, energy costs generally move upward but current movements are more aggressive than usual. There are a variety of reasons for this, including increases in the demand for energy and the fact that supplies are limited, also the high cost of producing the energy from natural gas and oil. But, one thing is certain, the cost of energy is of concern to everyone.
That’s why, if you’re looking to purchase a new build home you need to make sure it has as many major energy-saving features as possible, installed in a way that they are easy to use and cost-effective.
It should be noted that this starts with choosing the right building firm and you should consider dual occupancy homes. They are a great way of supporting your loved ones and reducing the cost of energy bills by sharing them.
The most efficient way to ensure your house is warm in winter and cool in summer, without paying a fortune in heating and cooling, is to make sure it has an abundance of insulation.
This is easy and cost-effective to fit during the construction process and is an effective way to minimize energy bills. You simply need to make sure they have used high-quality insulation and put it everywhere.
In recent years there has been a noticeable increase in the number of homes with solar panels on their roofs. Installing the system can be expensive. But, if it’s part of a new build you simply get the benefits of overcoming the power price surges.
That means much lower electricity bills as you sell excess electricity back to the grid. Or, you stay off-grid and only use the power you generate. Either is an effective way to dramatically reduce your energy bills.
Modern homes, especially new builds, should have an array of smart features included with the house. These features make it much easier to control appliances remotely and can make a surprising difference to your energy bills.
The principle is simple, you can set timings and turn things on and off when you’re not at home, or even at home without moving. This can help you to ensure energy is not being wasted as lights won’t be accidentally left and the heating doesn’t have to be on a timer when it can literally be turned on as and when you need it.
The Latest Triple-Glazed Windows
When it comes to houses the windows are one of the biggest sources of heat loss. Of course, windows are also an important part of any home. That’s why it’s essential that your new build has the latest triple-glazed and energy-efficient windows.
They will help to keep the temperature right inside your home.
Water is a surprisingly scarce resource, despite the fact that 70% of the planet is water. New builds should have a system to reduce water usage. These should include rainwater collection systems that can be used to flush toilets, water plants, and even wash the car.
Energy-efficient appliances can also reduce electric and water usage, helping your home be more comfortable and cost you less to run. That’s an effective way of getting peace of mind for the future.