What Are The Best Features of Energy Efficient Homes?
- Kindred Homes
- October, 17, 2023
There are many aspects we consider when making our homes more energy efficient. The entire home needs some kind of energy (electricity or natural gas) to fuel the major components that make it comfortable and livable. Things like heating and cooling, hot water, appliances, lighting, and other complex systems like the ductwork system can play a role in how energy efficient a home is. For example, foam insulation prevents gaps and cracks from letting hot air in or cool air out in order to maintain your home’s heating and cooling efficiency. Here are some of the energy-efficient home features we include in all of our Kindred homes:
Full Foam Encapsulation
As mentioned, foam is a great way to ensure your home is energy efficient. A full foam encapsulation provides fool-proof insulation protection by creating a protective barrier around the home. It keeps the home from damage and smells due to water, moisture, and mold. It also keeps the home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. If you’ve been in the attic of a home during the summer, you’ll immediately feel the difference of full foam encapsulation as compared to traditional blown-in insulation.
Hi-Tech Homes (a.k.a. Smart Homes)
When you think of smart homes, you may not think of energy efficiency right away. Smart homes help keep your home running as efficiently as possible. Kindred Hi-Tech Homes include a package of top-of-the-line smart home products like a video doorbell, security system, one wall-mounted keypad, front door Kwikset smart door code deadbolt, wi-fi enabled thermostat, and so much more.
Smart technology devices can help limit energy use in a house by adjusting automatically to times when energy is or is not needed. A smart thermostat can warm up the house automatically during peak activity or cool it down during sleep time or when no one is at home. Lights can also be programmed to turn on and off at specific times or even simply dim or turn off when no motion is detected for a certain stretch of time. Best of all, it can all be controlled from an app on your smartphone!
Brand New Appliances
Nothing beats having a home with brand-new appliances. Many new appliances and home systems are designed for energy efficiency. They keep your home comfortable while keeping your bills as low as possible. From air conditioners to fridges and hot water heaters to ovens, our homes are full of appliances that are up to par with modern energy-efficient standards and ready for all seasons.
Full Landscaping & Irrigation Systems
Well-designed landscaping and irrigation systems can greatly improve the energy efficiency of your home. We use the right combination of greenery and irrigation to keep heating and cooling costs down as well as conserve water, which can play a big role in energy efficiency. Strategically planted trees and shrubs offer shading and protection against the heat of the sun and can block cool winds. Our homes include new irrigation systems that work at maximum efficiency, so there’s no worry about wasting water.
Contact Kindred Homes Today!
Kindred Homes is proud to build energy-efficient homes to keep you and your family living healthy and comfortably while saving you money. If you’re ready to start benefiting from a new home with energy-efficient home features and modern designs, we’re here to help and show you how we are a step above the rest. Browse our communities and quick move-in homes across the San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. See something you like? Contact us today online or by phone at 817-670-9699 and we’ll answer any questions you have!