You know it's hot when sweat breaks out on your brow— and all you've done is walk to your car. Florida’s sizzling temperatures regularly reach 100 to 102 degrees during the summer months. For homeowners, a rise in the mercury level means not only discomfort but also a sudden spike in their electricity bills. If you are on your way to building a new home on your lot, you will be happy to know that new construction technologies can help to keep the interior of your home cool naturally, thereby letting you control your utility bill. In fact, they can save you a whopping $1,000 or more per year on energy costs! Below are the examples of a few power-efficient technologies that you can incorporate into your home design to gain energy-saving advantages:
Double Pane Windows
Instead of installing ordinary windows, opt for these units with dual panes of glass. They have UV-ray protective coatings on them, and so, can reflect infrared energy. Since the heat cannot pass through the glass, your rooms remain cool.
Fiberglass Entry Doors
Fiberglass doors do not only increase the curb appeal of your home but also add to the insulation level. Infact, these doors can give you four times more insulation than wooden doors.
Efficient Heat Pump
Heat pump with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating can help you save on your utility costs significantly. The higher the SEER, the better it is.
This device allows you to schedule your AC for optimum functioning. According to experts, the installation of this simple device can help you save up to $180 per year!
As an on-your-lot specialist, All State Homes have the knowledge and expertise to build quality homes in the Tampa Bay area. If you want to incorporate energy-saving features into your new home, contact us right away. We can guide you on choosing the right technologies for building an energy-efficient home that is capable of dealing with the Floridian summers.