If you're building a new home you have the chance to start your adventure in your new space with some great energy efficient appliances, especially in the HVAC department. If you want to make a house that is both efficient and functional, making the upfront investment in the right appliances will save you money while you live in the property.
Talk with your building professional and an HVAC contractor about getting the following things in your newly constructed house.
Geothermal Heat Pump
The geothermal heat pump is like a furnace and an air conditioner, because it both heats and the cools the home when needed. The unit uses the earth to get heat for the living space, and pulls heat out of the ground, but pulls heat out of the house to cool it down when needed. This is more efficient than a furnace or air conditioning system, but may not be able to heat the home alone in areas with cold seasons. In addition to a furnace and air conditioner, this unit can reduce your energy consumption.
Tankless Water Heater
The tankless water heater can be gas or electric, and it's still going to save you money. The unit heats water that comes out when you turn on a faucet or appliance, instead of heating the water constantly. This is more efficient, not having a large tank in the basement reduces a leak or flood risk in the space, and you get hot water when you need it and for as long as you need. The tankless unit can work 30 percent more efficiently than a traditional water heating option.
Energy Star Furnace and Air Conditioner
Energy Star appliances may be able to save you over $100.00 a month compared to the furnace and air conditioning units in your previous home because of their efficient technology. Choosing the right appliances is important, and your HVAC contractor working on the project can tell you which models will be the best for your home.
If you are building a new home, adding these appliances to make your home more efficient is going to improve the value of the property, making your investment better. Talk with your building contractor and explain that you want to work with an HVAC professional that can deliver all of the most energy efficient options for your home when it comes to heating, cooling and hot water needs. If you're looking for an HVAC company in your area, visit Wright Total Indoor Comfort.Share
19 August 2015
While sitting in my living room on a hot summer day, I could feel the heat coming through the ceiling out of my attic and making the house warm up more than it should. I crawled up into the attic one evening to find out that the roof vents weren't working any longer because they were clogged with all sorts of debris. Did you know that when this happens, your home's temperature can rise to very uncomfortable levels? Did you know that your home could actually be damaged if the attic isn't well vented? This blog will show you all about attic ventilation.