How Building a New Home Can Lower Your Monthly Utility Costs

Did you know homes built after the year 2000 are significantly more energy-efficient? With constant advances in technology, materials, and building processes, new homes are becoming more energy efficient every year. While homeowners have the option of adding energy upgrades to an older home, it will never be quite as energy efficient as a new one. Investing in a custom new house building in Hamilton County, IN is the perfect way to cut down on your utility bill.

Read on to learn more about how a new home can lower your utility costs.

 

Better HVAC Systems

Older homes don’t always have the best HVAC systems. Owners of homes older than 2000 typically face issues with leaks in their heating and cooling systems when the air escapes through small gaps or holes in the ductwork. The HVAC systems in newer homes are built to ensure the airflow is maximized with minimal leakage. By avoiding these extra expenses to fix the leaks in your HVAC system, you’ll be saving major costs on your energy bill.

More Energy Efficient Appliances 

From the washer, dryer, refrigerator, and dishwasher, most new homes today come with Energy Star certified appliances. These will help cut your utility bill because they’re designed to use less energy and resources than regular appliances. They’ve become the standard form of appliances in new homes and some custom home builders, such as North Homes, are Energy Star certified. Before you work with a custom home builder, remember to ask if they’re certified or not. 

Improved Building Standards

Building standards are constantly improving, and what used to be the standard even a few years ago may not be the same today. Creating an energy-efficient design is one of the main focuses of builders today, which wasn’t the case for older homes. For example, many builders today focus on tight ducts and overall structure to help maximize the energy efficiency of new homes. Other details of the home, such as the floorplan, insulation, and window type and placement, are given extra attention to make sure it’s as energy-efficient as possible. 

 


If you’re interested in custom house building in Hamilton County, IN, you can trust North Homes to help you create your dream home. Our team integrates green building techniques to keep your utility costs down by using sustainable materials, highly efficient HVAC equipment, and a building process that minimizes waste. Fill out our contact form here to learn more.