Building energy efficient houses is a smart decision when you live in the north. There are three primary benefits that a house built to EnergyStar standards offers – and several smaller benefits that may actually surprise you. Read on to find out why Lithium One is strongly committed to designing and building homes this way!
An energy efficient home is a more livable home. A high quality HVAC system will keep your home cool in the summer when temperatures rise, and cozy throughout the long, cold winters. If you invest in proper doors, windows, and insulation, you’ll also enjoy an environment that is free from drafts. These homes retain a balanced temperature no matter the seasons.
Energy efficient houses also have the advantage of reducing dust, pollen and pet dander. Turns out energy efficiency is good for seasonal allergies, too! That’s because your ventilation system includes an air exchanger that expels stale air from the building and draws in fresh outdoor air through a filter.
More Cost Effective
Energy efficient houses are more cost effective homes. Did you know that on average, 63% of the total energy used in a home goes towards heating? That percentage may be even higher in the north. A well-insulated home with a highly efficient heating system will reduce the amount of gas and electricity you use. Understandly, this ensures that your utility bills are as low as possible.
Another cost savings comes from low-flow toilets and shower heads. These will help reduce both water usage and the cost of heating water. Interested in saving even more money? You can choose to outfit your new custom home with EnergyStar appliances, as well.
More Resale Value
The resale value of your home may be the last thing on your mind right now, but it will be a factor some day. If and when you sell, a custom-built, energy efficient house will stand head and shoulders above other homes on the market. That appeal only increases as the years go on and energy prices rise.
The choices you make today will go a long way toward determining comfort of your living space and the money saved (or wasted) on utilities. You can save yourself time and worry with an ENERGY STAR® certified home. These homes are built by contractors who are committed to a higher standard of energy efficiency. Each home is inspected, tested, and verified by a third-party energy advisor. This ensures your home meets the strict standards developed by Natural Resources Canada.
We Build Energy Efficient Houses
Lithium One is committed to building energy efficient homes. Backed by the local knowledge that comes from years of living in the north, we ensure that we meet or exceed building codes so that your home will stay cozy throughout the long winter months while maintaining coolness during increasingly hot summers. You can learn more about our commitment to energy efficiency and how we incorporate it into our building process here.