New home construction has a big advantage over existing
homes. These days there are literally hundreds of options for making a new
home more energy efficient. Unfortunately most new home buyers and builders
do not take advantage of these features. And the new home owner is stuck
paying the bill for all of these inefficiencies. Northern Air Conditioning &
Mc Mansion in Orange County
Many home buyers especially first time buyers get caught up in
the whirlwind of loan approval and are reluctant to deal with their bank
again to make upgrades to the construction costs.
New homes in Orange
County today are being built extremely large with prices well above $400,000. Most require a 2 income family to afford these homes. With prices
and high mortgages like that people need to save energy to be able to
afford the payments and still enjoy life.
Is this going to be the home you retire in someday? You may not be able to
afford it. Make the right choices now, before its too late!
When you reach that age, you don't want high bills!
construction is going on there are usually many, many changes that people
add to build their home to satisfaction.
Most buyers and builders leave
out the big energy saving features that can and will
make your home affordable. Lets examine this a bit deeper!
A typical large new 3000 sq ft home is going to use 3 to 4 full tanks of 275
gallons of fuel oil in the winter at say $2.50 a gallon that is a whooping
$2700.00 over 4 to 5 months.
This same home could
spend about $2000 to $3000 more for an energy efficient boiler or furnace and save
about 40% in fuel
costs, that is $1008 dollars in those few months.
The same is true for
your air conditioning system, a new large home of 3000 sq ft home
will need about 5 tons of air conditioning. Running a low energy efficient
system could cost over $250 dollars per month, if you had purchased a high
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency) system, this
same month could have cost about $90. Of course its all relative to size,
smaller homes like an 1800 sq ft Bi-level or ranch, could cost about
$40 for that same month.
The name of the game is to make your
new home more affordable.
If you are building a new home, buy the light
fixtures later from the energy savings now.
Call us for some
recommendations if your near our town.