Save Energy

How can you help save energy with your new home?

There are many ways to save energy and help the environment, whether you're building a new home or remodeling an existing home. Building a green home is the way of the future, and the present.

Here are a few tips:

  • Recycle.

  • Paint your home with light colors.

  • Use compact fluorescent bulbs.

  • Turn the lights off in rooms that aren't in use.

  • Install only energy efficient appliances, pumps, etc.

  • Unplug appliances when they aren't not being used.

  • Install a super high efficiency air conditioning system in your home.

  • Seal all of your duct connections with mastic sealant.

  • Install low-flow shower heads.

  • Install a water heater blanket on all water heaters.

  • Even better, use tankless water heaters.

  • Install high R-Value insulation on ceilings, walls and raised wood floors.

  • Install Low-E windows.

  • Landscape your property using native plants. They require less additional watering.

  • Use solar heating to heat your swimming pool.

  • Set your pool pump timer to run no more than 8 hours a day.

  • Install a pool cover, it'll slow down water evaporation.

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