In today’s building market, having an home that is energy efficient built is a style that is not going anywhere in the near future. If you are having a home built you should consider one that is energy efficient. If you decide to let home builders Gold Coast build you a home that is energy efficient there are three areas that they will focus on.
Heating and Cooling
The heating and cooling system that is the most commonly HVAC system used is the forced air system but this system is far from being the most energy efficient. Ones that are considered energy efficient include geothermal heat pumps, hydronic heating, heat pumps, and other radiant flooring. Any of these are easier to install and will give you a greater level of comfort in the home.
Windows and Insulation
There are few factors that will influence the performance of an energy efficient home like windows and insulations. What represents how much the insulation used in the house will decrease heat loss through your homes walls is called the R-value. The newer insulation of today produces greater R-values from using thin layers of the material that is used as insulation. A part of your home that many forget to insulate is your roof so make sure that you also your roof ventilation is adequate. In some energy efficient homes there is an issue with ventilation. This happens because the air has become locked inside your home. To allow excellent indoor air quality and have an energy efficient home you need to have a good air filtration system and roof vents.
If your windows are triple or double-glazed windows they will also help to reduce the energy loss from any window openings that are vulnerable. Windows that are high performance can also help to regulate how much sunlight gets into the home. They can also help to reduce how much condensation forms.
Photovoltaic’s and Solar Energy
No matter how tight your home is you are only decreasing your homes energy needs but not really making your home energy efficient. Installing solar panels and generating your energy from the sun will help you decrease or get rid of your utility bills. If you create an energy surplus your utility may even pay you. When filing your taxes the federal government will offer you different tax credits for having photovoltaic’s panels installed. These types of panels can run your hot water system and provide you with all the electrical power you home will need. With new generation, photovoltaic technology it is even possible camouflage the panels so they will virtually look invisible.
Talk to renovation builders Brisbane if you have any questions about building your energy efficient home.